AS Abnormality- Cognitive Approach

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the Cognitive Approach:

this approach is the most popular of understanding and treating behavioural disorders. this approach concerns human cognition-how people perceive, judge and reason the world around them. It has been researched that cognitive distortional disorders.

  • cognitive structures: the internal organisation of information- most people think of cats and dogs as pets, sometimes well behaved. For people who are afraid of dogs, and only view them on one dimension, think of them as objects of fear.
  • cognitive content: this is the actual material the individual is processing. We may focus on the negative aspects of the situation or the positive.
  • cognitive processes: the way in which we operate on information
  • cognitive products: the conclusions that people reach when they have processed


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