1. How realistic is the consideration of luck and superstition as beneficial to mental health? What other factors, other than those mentioned here, need to be taken into account?
2. Critically discuss the usefulness of Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy. Given Ellis’ arguments against religion, do you think it is likely that a ‘rational’ religiosity exists? Discuss.
If you were to present an overview of these 5 or 6 chosen theories and findings, what different areas of psychology would you be emphasising? For example, are they biological, physiological, personality, cognitive, social or clinical factors?
Compare and contrast the concepts of irrational thinking with two of the three following ‘supernatural’ beliefs: