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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Internal consistency of the subscales of cognitive distortion scale was also examined and results indicate that internal consistency of the subscale of Stress Creating Thinking Style (a=.
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.
6,7) This is, of course, a cognitive distortion based on "overgeneralization" but since it helps in the survival of beings so also this bias has survived over time and continues to do so.
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.
If you want to write, here's a secret: The writer's struggle is overrated, a con game, a cognitive distortion, a self-fulfilling prophecy, the best excuse for not writing," Clark declares.
The DAPP-BQ is derived from the factorization of 100 personality pathology descriptors, and has 18 traits: Submissiveness (SUB), Affective Instability (AIN; called Affective Lability in previous studies), Anxiousness (ANX), Insecure Attachment (IAT), Cognitive Distortion (COG), Identity Problems (IPR), Low Affiliation (LAF; called Social Avoidance in previous studies), Oppositionality (OPP), Narcissism (NAR), Stimulus Seeking (STS), Callousness (CAL), Rejection (REJ), Conduct Problems (COP), Restricted Expression (REX), Intimacy Problems (INP), Compulsivity (COM), Suspiciousness (SUS), and Self-Harm (SHA).
s (2001) study, we tested a six-factor solution (four cognitive factors plus one AR and one PF factor) against a three-factor solution (one cognitive distortion factor, one AR, and one PF factor), and a four-factor solution (one primary and one secondary cognitive distortion factor, one AR, and one PF factor), and a higher-order seven-factor solution (including a cognitive distortion factor underlying the four cognitive distortions).
Lots of people don't like me--that's a cognitive distortion, too, overgeneralization.
There was also a marked reduction in cognitive distortion and attitudes towards sex offences.
In this study scores for each of the cognitive error types and a total cognitive distortion score were obtained.
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.
Consider as an example a so-called cognitive distortion, "jumping to conclusions," the error of reaching a conclusion despite the lack of supportive evidence.

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