I have always been interested in the link between cognitions and emotions as proposed by REBT and CBT. I think that cognitive constructivism (see Mahoney's Human Change Processes) provides a comprehensive explanation of the role of cognitions, emotions, and behaviors, and how they are all interrelated. I think it is becoming harder and harder "empirically" to distinguish cognition from emotion, and constructivism offers a happy medium that allows for both emotional and cognitive processing. I think it also helps avoid the "who's right debate," as far as what precedes what, e.g., cognition before emotion. What do others think? Geoff Hutchinson
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