Cognitive approach to psychopathology


Key features

  • Approach suggests that abnormal behavior is caused by cognitive problems. 
  • Irrational thinking-abnormal behavior may be due to distortions in our thinking processes, such as negative thoughts. Psychological problems may occur if people engage in such disorientated thinking that its becomes dysfunctional for them and others. 
  • Cognitive triad and erros in logic-People with depression draw incorrect negative conclusions…


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