cognitive distortion


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cognitive distortion

errors in thinking that continue even when there is obvious contradictory evidence. Examples of cognitive distortions include all-or-nothing thinking, overgeneralization, labeling, mental filter, disqualifying the positive, jumping to conclusions (mind reading), magnification or minimization (catastrophizing), emotional reasoning ("should" & "must" statements), and personalization.
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The research show that deterministic thinking as cognitive distortion can create the cognitive rigidity and to develop wrong beliefs toward body image of these patients.
Self-preservation -- the need to be right is part of the brains wiring which results in cognitive distortion and no matter what evidence is presented to the contrary, we often go to any length to ensure our righteous position so that our sense of self isn't questioned.
Distressed couples fall into an echo process-a negative cognitive distortion that unconsciously causes them to hear their parents talking when their partners speak.
Lots of people don't like me--that's a cognitive distortion, too, overgeneralization.
A classic case of a cognitive distortion is when a dancer interprets a rejection from one summer program as a sign that she lacks talent--even though three other excellent programs accepted her.
Additionally, they may hold onto the cognitive distortion that they are to blame and that the perpetrator is okay in an attempt to manage the cognitive dissonance that results when a caregiver is simultaneously the source of safety and danger.
I continue to see a profound level of cognitive distortion and selective forgetting as too many of these men scramble yet one more time to minimize the issue and shirk responsibility.
Anxiety disorders may lead to cognitive distortion, offering a potential insight into the findings, she noted.
A cognitive distortion exists when a student does not factually interpret aspects of a situation.
The significant point in cognitive distortion of deterministic thinking is the destructive role of this distortion in disturbing the balance between fear and hope which is the first step for getting depression and anxiety.
Myers noted that deeply depressed physicians or those who feel very isolated and alienated have increased symptoms of melancholia, guilt, shame, cognitive distortion, and suicidality that can lead to suicidal actions.
Derogation and antisocial behavior mar" result from self-serving cognitive distortion or cognitively blaming the victim.

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