distorted thinking

distorted thinking

Psychology
Any of a number of “emotional traps” that prevent a person from dealing with negative emotions, such as all-or-nothing thinking, overgeneralisation, mental filtering or personalising blame.

distorted thinking

Psychology Any of a number of 'emotional traps' that prevent a person from addressing negative emotions Forms of DT All-or-nothing thinking, overgeneralization, mental filtering, personalizing blame. See Cognitive therapy, Dereitic thought, Distortion break, Humanistic psychology, Magical thinking, Thinking.
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The outcome of the distorted thinking and the ethnically-driven policies has been deadly violence with unspeakable atrocities.
The major goals of the program are to help offenders (1) accept responsibility for sexual offending, (2) modify distorted thinking patterns, (3) enhance victim empathy, (4) control deviant sexual urges, (5) improve social competence, (6) develop relapse prevention skills, and (7) develop community support networks.
He has accepted the fact he has distorted thinking and needs help to deal with those issues.
Minor ethical lapses can seem harmless, but they instill in us a hard-to-break habit of distorted thinking.
Michael Sisson-Pell, representing Shahzad, said the pre-sentence report spoke of his client having distorted thinking and he realised he needed help.
I fully agree with Dr Denis MacEoin, (Letters, August 21st), but I'm unconvinced that he knows the distorted thinking that goes on in this movement.
All imaginable avenues of escape have been eliminated by design, so that trapped people can only mill about, dreaming perhaps of salvation, but unable to overcome the barriers that the state and their own constricted and distorted thinking place in the way of their true liberation.
I don't know if she's anorexic, but I do think her weight loss is so extreme there is no way her loss can be maintained through normal habits, and unfortunately that leads to distorted thinking.
But suicide is the result of the person's choice due to distorted thinking, seeking an end to emotional pain.
Distorted thinking and decision-making: Emboldened by success, CEOs can become victims of hubris and believe in their own infallibility.
In her effort to have it both ways--to discredit shareholder primacy while holding shareholders primarily accountable for the actions of listed companies and the financial markets--she subjects the reader to pages of theoretical musings, mythological analogies, and other esoterica that read almost like a parody of the distorted thinking she so effectively skewers in Part I.
Judge William Davis QC said that Abdalla was a "dangerous offender" with extremely distorted thinking and ordered him to remain on licence, once he was released from prison, for an extended period.