Cognitive Appraoch to Psychopathology - Assumptions

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Cognitive Approach to Psychopathology - Assumptions:

The cognitive model emphasises the role of beliefs, thoughts and perceptions in causing psychological disorders. These include negative thoughts and irrational beliefs. This approach has been applied most often to cases of anxiety and depression.

  • The main assumption is that the model sees individuals as making sense of their own world through cognitive processes. Automatic thoughts are thoughts that occur without thinking. People with psychological disorders have more negative automatic thoughts - they may


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