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Cognitive Interventions

  • Prerna AroraEmail author
  • Patrick PösselEmail author
  • Allison D. Barnard
  • Mark TerjesenEmail author
  • Betty S. LaiEmail author
  • Caroline J. Ehrlich
  • Kathleen I. Diaz
  • Rebecca Rialon Berry
  • Anna K. Gogos
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Abstract

Cognitive-behavioral interventions are founded on the principle that individuals’ thoughts about their experiences and themselves influence their affect and behavior (Beck, 1967). When these thoughts are distorted, they can trigger maladaptive information processing, leading to the development of pathological symptoms. The central tenet underlying cognitive-based treatments is that therapeutic change occurs when individuals successfully transform their dysfunctional cognitions and behaviors (Curry & Reinecke, 2003). Cognitive restructuring methods are used to address dysfunctional cognitions, including expectations, beliefs, and self-statements (Beck, Shaw, Rush, & Emery, 1979).

Keywords

Irrational Belief Test Anxiety Cognitive Restructuring Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Cognitive Intervention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology, Counseling, and College Student PersonnelUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologySt. John’s UniversityJamaicaUSA
  4. 4.Division of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsSchool of Public Health, Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  5. 5.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  6. 6.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesStanford School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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