Cognitive Approach to Abnormality

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  • Cognitive Approach to Abnormality
    • Abnormality is caused by faulty thinking
    • Ellis ABC
      • Activating event - belief -consequence
        • Problem is caused by interpretation of activating event resulting in faulty thoughts which lead to unpleasant feelings/ abnormal behavour
    • People with depression/ anxiety often generalise "if I fail this mock, I'll fail everything"
    • Beck's Cognitive Triad
      • Negative thoughts about self, world, future
        • E.g. "I'm useless at this" "Everyone is better than me"
    • Safety Seeking Behaviour
      • Hiding abnormality so you don't have to face it
        • E.g. not making eye contact
    • Reductionist
      • Blames sufferer
        • Empowers client
          • Acknowledges humans have a higher order thoughts
            • Not effective in treating SZ
  • Ellis ABC
    • Activating event - belief -consequence
      • Problem is caused by interpretation of activating event resulting in faulty thoughts which lead to unpleasant feelings/ abnormal behavour
  • People with depression/ anxiety often generalise "if I fail this mock, I'll fail everything"
  • Beck's Cognitive Triad
    • Negative thoughts about self, world, future
      • E.g. "I'm useless at this" "Everyone is better than me"
  • Safety Seeking Behaviour
    • Hiding abnormality so you don't have to face it
      • E.g. not making eye contact
  • Reductionist
    • Blames sufferer
      • Empowers client
        • Acknowledges humans have a higher order thoughts
          • Not effective in treating SZ

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