Book review: "Convictions about the self and the mate"

Stanislava Stoyanova
2017 Psychological Thought  
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. This monograph "Convictions about the self and the mate" by Nikolay Ivantchev is related to psychology of partnership and family relationships. Nikolay Ivantchev has a PhD degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology
more » ... ental Psychology and his observations on youth age, his research experience on acceptance of other people, as well as his training in cognitive developmental therapy, both have contributed to the creation of this book focused on intimate partnership. The book invites psychologists and a wider range of readership (every one interested in family and partner relationships), because the topic attracts whom is interested in a long-term relationship with an intimate partner, and the scientific concepts on social, developmental and counselling psychology in order core beliefs of qualities of self, of the ideal partner and of the real partner to be illustrated, whose correspondence reveals assortative mating, i.e. similarity between them. Mainly consultants and psychotherapists work with convictions and beliefs. The focus on convictions about the self, the real mate and the ideal mate makes this book useful for the practice of the family psychotherapists, as the viewpoints of the cognitive behavioural therapy, transaction analysis and the psychodynamic approach are presented. The viewpoints of the cognitive behavioural therapy and transaction analysis deal with the nature of convictions, whilst the psychodynamic approach compares the self and the real-ideal partners. Convictions in this book are considered as the core beliefs, not as the assumptions. The core beliefs of oneself, the real and ideal mates and intertwined, related to each other. Ivantchev, Nikolay (2017). Convictions about the self and the mate. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. 100 pp. ISBN 978-620-2-01103-7. Psychological Thought psyct.psychopen.eu | 2193-7281
doi:10.5964/psyct.v10i2.241 fatcat:xbke37kzbvfuvj3heiecucl6lm