Cognitive Approach to Psychopathology

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The Cognitive Approach to Psychopathology

The Cognitive approach assumes that people's thoughts direct their emotions and behaviour. Mental disorders result from ittational and negative cognitions. Links to generalisation. 


A person believes she/he is worthless and this leads to feelings of depression in the future.(Bias)

2) Automatic Errors:

A "SCHEMA" is an information store of previous knowledge and experience". A child will change their schema to adapt to events and experiences. As a person, we can reach an equilibrium to make us happy - if what we see matches what we know


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