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Theory of cognitive distortions: personalisation

Franceschi, Dr Paul (2009) Theory of cognitive distortions: personalisation. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In a previous paper (Compléments pour une théorie des distorsions cognitives, Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive, 2007), we did present some elements aimed at contributing to a general theory of cognitive distortions. Based on the reference class, the duality and the system of taxa, these elements led to distinguish between the general cognitive distortions (dichotomous reasoning, disqualification of one pole, minimisation, maximisation) and the specific cognitive distortions (disqualifying the positive, selective abstraction, catastrophism). By also distinguishing between three levels of reasoning - the instantiation stage, the interpretation stage and the generalisation stage - we did also define two other cognitive distortions: over-generalisation and mislabelling (Théorie des distorsions cognitives : la sur-généralisation et l'étiquetage, Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive, 2009). We currently extend this model to another classical cognitive distortion: personalisation.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:cognitive therapy, cognitive distortions, personalisation, personalising bias, ideas of reference, delusion of reference
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:6733
Deposited By:Franceschi, Paul
Deposited On:19 Dec 2009 12:25
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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