IBNA- Persian translation of ‘Prisoners of Hate: The Cognitive Basis of Anger, Hostility, and Violence’ a book by American psychiatrist professor Aaron T. Beck will be reviewed at a meeting in Tehran’s Book City.
According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by Shiva Jamshidi and released by Asbar Publishing in Tehran will be reviewed at a meeting which will be attended by Persian translator, and experts Shahin Hamidian and Hassan Hamidpour.
‘Prisoners of Hate’ is by a world-renowned psychiatrist who has always been at the forefront of cognitive therapy research, his approach being the most rapidly growing psychotherapy today.
Here, in his most important work to date, the Father of Cognitive Therapy presents a revolutionary look at destructive behavior-from domestic abuse to genocide to war-and provides a solid framework for remedying these crucial problems.
In this book, Dr. Beck illustrates the specific psychological aberrations underlying anger, interpersonal hostility, ethnic conflict, genocide, and war; clarifies why perpetrators of evil deeds are motivated by a belief that they are doing good;
The work explains how the offenders are locked into distorted belief systems that control their behavior and shows how the same distortions in thinking occur in a rampaging mob as in an enraged spouse; provides a blueprint for correcting warped thinking and belief systems and, consequently, undercutting various forms of hostility; and discusses how the individual and society as a whole might use the tools of psychotherapy to block the psychological pathways to war, genocide, rape, and murder.
Aaron Temkin Beck is an American psychiatrist who is professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is regarded as the father of cognitive therapy, and his pioneering theories are widely used in the treatment of clinical depression.
Beck also developed self-report measures of depression and anxiety, notably the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) which became one of the most widely used instruments for measuring depression severity.
The meeting for reviewing the Persian translation of ‘Prisoners of Hate’ is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12 in the Cultural Center of Tehran’s Book City at 4:30 p.m.