evaluation of the cognitive explanation

evaluation of the cognitive approach to explaining abnormality

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  • The cognitive explanation evaluation
    • doesn't cause upset by looking at past events
    • supported by evidence- patients report cognitive thinking
    • therapy used by NHS and is effective so the model is valid
    • reductionist as it doesn't include other factors so it gives a limited understanding
    • hard to measure thoughts accurately so evidence may not be reliable
    • it blames the patient which can increase the problem of depression


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