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.
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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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"You have insight into your problem and the distorted thinking which I accept you have sought help for.
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"CBT is a skill-based approach that focuses on the present and aims to teach efficient ways of identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, and changing behaviors for a more favorable outcome of real-life situations," they wrote.
The repeated failures to oust Maduro from office have led both to increasing pressure to intervene militarily and to increasingly distorted thinking about the conflict itself in Washington.
Begusarai (Bihar) [India], Apr 28 (ANI): Hours after Congress' Digvijay Singh announced that CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar will campaign for him in Bhopal, Union Minister Giriraj Singh took at dig at the veteran leader saying there were many people with distorted thinking in Begusarai, so it would be a good idea to take such people along with him.
[But] the authors engage in what they in another context label as distorted thinking: 'catastrophizing.' They turn their target phenomenon into something dramatic, urgent and very new." MICHAEL S.
Julian Linskill, defending, said his client had shown "distorted thinking" and initially struggled to accept it was for sexual gratification.
The June 1 letter to the editor that trivializes gender bias and gender bias training is a great example of the distorted thinking of those in dire need of gender bias training.
He contended that many adults with personality disorders are experiencing the consequences of distorted thinking and problematic emotional responses that began with childhood anxiety.
The Commonwealth also presented evidence of at least four psychological evaluations of Duse since 194, finding that he had obsessive-compulsive, paranoid, and narcissistic personality traits and had suffered from major depression, suicidal thoughts, and distorted thinking. In rebuttal, Duse presented evidence of a stable marriage and employment throughout his life.
"From the most intimate relationship between two people, to the power of the police, to the crushing reality of occupation," she writes, one party will often display "distorted thinking" and reframe the other's justifiable anger as aggression, imagining himself as a victim of abuse and thus excusing in advance any disproportionate or violent response of his own.

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