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Fundamental core beliefs or assumptions that are part of the perceptual filter people use to view the world. Cognitive-behavioral therapy seeks to change maladaptive schemas.

schemas (skēˑ·mz), basic organizing themes deeply embedded within one's cognitive processes. This includes basic assumptions or rules that provide a template for selecting, sorting, processing, and assessing the importance of a particular experience. A person may or may not be consciously aware of such assumptions. Situations associated with high levels of stress—such as an illness or medical emergency—may trigger underlying fundamental assumptions and beliefs that may affect one's attitude, thoughts, or views.
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Maladaptive schemas build up from unmet or frustrated developmental and emotional needs early in life, and these unfulfilled needs - due to negative parenting styles - lead towards greater risk of psychopathology.
This manipulation of the two schemas by Carroll has both linguistic and literary implications.
Unfortunately, there is limited research on the early maladaptive schemas of intimate partners of substance abusers.
After years of gradual and continuous improvements we have taken a major leap forward with the release of the fourth generation of our database schema compare tool," said Naim Sula the CEO of xSQL Software.
This paper presents an approach for matching heterogeneous relational databases' schemas by exploiting most of the information related to schemas.
At the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), we are developing a schema for encoding scientific units, quantities, and dimensions in XML, named UnitsML (Units Markup Language).
The general consensus appears to be that while XML documents and schemas are ideal for defining the structural, formatting, and encoding constraints for a particular domain's metadata scheme, a different type of language is required for defining meaning or semantics.
In their view, it is plausible to rank the OBJECT image-schema on a par with the REMOVAL, BOUNDED SPACE, CYCLE, and PROCESS schemas under the more general heading of EXISTENCE, while the UNITY/MULTIPLICITY image-schema would comprise the MERGING, COLLECTION, SPLITTING, ITERATION, PART-WHOLE, MASS-COUNT, and LINK schemas.
When receiving data records, an XML parser processes both schemas and data records.
The third part is a primer that explains what schemas are, how they differ from document type definitions, and how someone builds a schema.
This principle, called inheritance, is similar to the behavior of Cascading Style Sheets, and allows the user to develop XML Schemas that best suit their needs, without buidling an entirely new vocabulary from scratch.
As a result, in the last two decades large sets of conceptual schemas have been constructed.

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