Congratulations to Busra Karakoc and Ruya Dilara Kusu!

We as Affiliated Center of Albert Ellis Institute, Rational Psychology congratulate Busra Karakoc and Ruya Dilara Kusu due to preparing their thesis on graduation of Clinical Psychology. Successfully done, the research has many valuable results in Turkish population. 

First one! 

Büşra KARAKOÇ

Master’s Thesis, Master Thesis In Clinical Psychology

Supervisor: Murat ARTIRAN, Ph.D.

The name of the study:

Relationships Between Irrational Beliefs And Anxiety And Depression, And Interraction Between Irrational Beliefs Themselves

Aim and Results

busra-tezIn this research, relationship between irrational beliefs and anxiety and depression has been investigated, moreover interaction between irrational beliefs on mental health has been analyzed. In mental health field, there are many research has been conducted on irrational beliefs. Findings in this research confirmed some of previous research findings on irrational beliefs and anxiety and depression by using lineer regression analysis. Additionally, interactions between irrational beliefs which has been rarely investigated in existing research studied in this research.  Although research has been conducted with non-clinical sample, findings of relationships between irrational beliefs and anxiety and depression indicated that results are statistically significant. As secondary findings, one of irrational beliefs – demandingness- has been caused a suppressor effect and functionally when this belief interact with other three irrational beliefs, results indicates that demandingness becomes suppressor variable among other three irrational beliefs. The results points out that there is a necessity of testing the demandingness on a model whether suppressor effect exist or not.

Second Study

Master’s Thesis, Master Thesis In Clinical Psychology

Supervisor: Murat ARTIRAN, Ph.D.

The name of the study:

Testing Irrational Beliefs and Ontological Well Being Variables

Aim and Results

Iruya-tezn this research, four irrational beliefs which core terminlogies in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy has been tested on psychological well-being (ontological well being) variables. Additionally, relationship between irrational beliefs investigated through psychological well-being variables. In literature, although the four irrational beliefs often has been investigated on psychological ill-being variables, research conducted on psychological well-being variables relatively less then those research. Moreover there are only few research conducted on the relationship between the four irrational beliefs. In this study, Attitutes and Belief-2 Scale is used to measure irrational beliefs of demandingness, frustration in tolerance, catasrophising and depreciation. Ontological Well Being Scale is used to measure variables of regret, nothingness, activation and hope.

Addition to analysing demographical structure of the data, multiple lineer regression models and corelation analysis are conducted in this study. Results indicated that all irratioanal beliefs correlated to psychological well-being variables. In regression analysis, results indicated that catastrophising and demandingness positively correlated predictor of regret, nothingness and activation, frustration intolerans positively correlated predictor of nothingness and depreciation positively correlated predictor of hope. Another significant result in this reserach is that demaningness has been a supressor variable among other irrational beliefs when evaluted on nothingness.

Again we thank to Busra Karakoc and Ruya Dilara Kusu to contribute many valuable results on REBT. We wish them to have good luck and health.. and again congratulations

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