The Cognitive model of abnormality and treatments

HideShow resource information

1. In the ABC model what does C stand for?

  • Consequence: rational beliefs produce adaptive consequences (more revision in the future) whereas irrational beliefs produce maladaptive consquences (getting depressed)
  • Activating event: for example, a failed exam
  • Belief: about why the event occured, this may be rational ( I didn't study enough) or irrational ( I'm too stupid to pass exams)
1 of 14

Other questions in this quiz

2. In the ABC model what does B stand for?

  • Belief: about why the event occured, this may be rational ( I didn't study enough) or irrational ( I'm too stupid to pass exams)
  • Consequence: rational beliefs produce adaptive consequences (more revision in the future) whereas irrational beliefs produce maladaptive consquences (getting depressed)
  • Activating event: for example, a failed exam

3. What are the strengths of the Cognitive model?

  • It offers a useful approach to disorders such as depression which are greatly dependent on thoughts, they have often successfully treated depression, anxiety, stress and eating disorders and they allow people to take control and make positive changes
  • Faulty connections may be a consequence rather than a cause (depression may be caused by chemical imbalance), they take a long time and are costly, they may be more effective when combined with other treatments and a person may feel they are to blame

4. What do cognitive therapies try to do?

  • Change or eliminate faulty connections
  • Reinforce faulty connection
  • Creat new faulty connections

5. What is the Cognitive Triad?

  • A series of automatic, negative thoughts linked to life
  • A series of automatic, negative thoughts linked to depression
  • A series of automatic, positive thoughts linked to depression

Comments

ab1410

thanks. This was very helpful. :)

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »See all Abnormality resources »