Katheryn Garcia. Psychology 125. Spring 2017 . Introduction

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Katheryn Garcia Psychology 125 Spring 2017 Introduction Cognitive distortions are basically negative and inaccurate thoughts that our minds convince us of being true. Everyone gets these kinds of thoughts whether we realize it or not and for some people they occur more often than others. A simple example of this is someone who fails at one thing and then thinks or believes that they are failure at everything. Some of these thoughts may be much more subtle but still have a huge effect on us and our thought process. It’s an important topic to discuss because as we learn more about the different kinds of cognitive distortions we can learn how to prevent them or change the thoughts. By learning to refute these thoughts we can replace them…show more content…
Impact of the Cognitive Distortion The immediate impact this negative thought has on me is feeling like a failure and just giving in. I feel pretty defeated and upset at myself for not being stronger and avoiding “temptation”. After this kind of thought occurs and once I’m done eating, I initially feel so letdown and angry at myself but the next day I use it as a motivation to go forward and not repeat it, though I do find myself occasionally coming back to it, almost as a cycle. Automatic Negative Thought Another negative thought(s) I find myself having often is not being good enough. This is something that I usually find myself thinking a lot about after an altercation or disagreement with someone. There have been a few instances in my life when I’m put in a position where someone I care for picks someone else over me, this being both emotional and not. I have found that this is thought I have a lot in my personal relationships and many times I have this thought after a small incident or argument. I think this is tendency I have a lot, to think negatively about myself, when small problems occur. Cognitive Distortion This would fall under over generalization. I believe that me taking a small argument or incident that many times has nothing to do with myself, and turning on to negative thought about myself not being good enough for other person is something I definitely

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