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ANOTHER ERROR OF DESCARTES? IMPLICATIONS FOR THE “THIRD WAVE” COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

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Daniel DAVID*1 & Stefan G. HOFMANN2 1Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2Boston University, Boston, USA Abstract In this article we explore the fundamentals of the “third wave” cognitive behavioral therapies (i.e., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; ACT), based on the debate between Descartes and Spinoza about our mental representation and understanding. We argue that although ACT techniques might work in various […]

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SHAME AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: FROM RESEARCH TO CLINICAL PRACTICE

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Diana-Mirela CÂNDEA* & Aurora SZENTÁGOTAI Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania Abstract Shame is a self-conscious emotion that was recently acknowledged as having a unique contribution to psychopathology, different from that of guilt. Several investigations have pointed out the roles that this emotion may play in the development and/or the maintenance of psychological problems. This article discusses the implications of […]

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SCREENING METHODOLOGY FOR POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER THROUGH SELF-ASSESSMENT SCALES

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1Dana-Cristina HERȚA*, 1Bogdan NEMEȘ, 1, 2Doina COZMAN 1Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, Romania 2The 3rd Psychiatric Clinic, Cluj County Emergency Hospital, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Data are scarce on how to accurately screen for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among survivors of motor vehicle accidents, work related accidents or burns. Authors assessed the utility of […]

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THE DISCRIMINATIVE POWER OF THE CBCL 1.5-5 BETWEEN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND OTHER PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

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1,2Elena PREDESCU*, 2Roxana ȘIPOS, 1Anca DOBREAN, 2Ioana MICLUȚIA 1Babeș Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania 2Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, Romania Abstract We assessed the capacity of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) 1.5-5 DSM-oriented scales to discriminate children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from children with other clinical disorders: attention deficit and/or hyperkinesia disorder (ADHD), developmental […]

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ACADEMIC PROCRASTINATION, ACADEMIC LIFE SATISFACTION AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: THE MEDIATION ROLE OF RATIONAL BELIEFS ABOUT STUDYING

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Murat BALKIS* Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey Abstract This study examines mediator role of rational beliefs about studying in relation to academic procrastination, academic life satisfaction and academic achievement. Two hundred and ninety undergraduate students participated in this study. Findings showed that academic procrastination was negatively related to rational beliefs about studying, academic life satisfaction, and academic achievement. In contrast, rational […]

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RETMAN RATIONAL STORIES VERSUS RATIONAL PARENTING PROGRAM FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHILD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: EFFICACY OF TWO FORMATS OF RATIONALEMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY

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Oana A. GAVIȚA* & Andreea CĂLIN Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is considered the golden standard of psychotherapy for various child psychological problems. However, less is currently known about the best format to deliver CBT to children. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the efficacy of two formats of delivering a specific form […]

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IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FUNCTIONAL AND DYSFUNCTIONAL NEGATIVE EMOTIONS? THE PRELIMINARY VALIDATION OF THE FUNCTIONAL AND DYSFUNCTIONAL NEGATIVE EMOTIONS SCALE (FADNES)

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Cristina MOGOAȘE* & Simona ȘTEFAN Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract The central tenet of the Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is that rational beliefs trigger functional emotions, while irrational beliefs trigger dysfunctional emotions. However, both rational/irrational beliefs and functional/dysfunctional emotions turned out to be difficult to assess. With respect to functional and dysfunctional emotions, there are currently no available instruments […]

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E-PRIME/R-PRIME AND EMOTION REGULATION IN THE CONTEXT OF THE BINARY MODEL OF DISTRESS: AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION BASED ON THE GENERAL SEMANTICS FRAMEWORK

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Daniel DAVID* Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract E-Prime refers to a linguistic tool developed from the General Semantics framework in order to increase the clarity of thoughts and communication. Compared to E-Standard (i.e., standard and/or classic English), E-Prime argues that the verb “to be”– in the forms of “is” of identity and “is” of predication – has structural problems, […]

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