• Psychology
  • Published 2016

REBT Principles and Captain Ahab

  title={REBT Principles and Captain Ahab},
  author={Mark Sidney Joseph Auger},
Albert Ellis’ Rational-Emotive-Behavior Therapy (REBT) is examined and explained. In REBT, focus is put on the individual’s belief system and how an irrational belief system can lead to unhealthy emotions resulting in self-defeating behavior. Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick is then analyzed through its protagonist Captain Ahab. The principles of REBT are related to Ahab’s character, showing how Ahab could have benefitted from establishing a rational belief system. In the end, it is Ahab’s… CONTINUE READING