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DOI: 10.5593/sgemsocial2014/B11/S1.027

IDENTIFICATION AND SPECIFICATION OF DIMENSIONS OF COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS

M. Frankovsky, L. Zibrinova, Z. Birknerova, L. Zbihlejova
Saturday 1 November 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2014, www.sgemsocial.org , SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-22-3 / ISSN 2367-5659, September 1-9, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 1, 203-210 pp

ABSTRACT
The report presents the results of aresearch aimed at identification of common dimensions of cognitive distortions. The research sample consisted of 336 respondents. Occurence of cognitive distortions was observed with the help of 10 categories based on Beck’s Cognitive Theory[1]. Cognitive distortions were identified by means of daily records containing 10 pages per diary. The factor analysis generated fourfactors of cognitive distortions(selective-extreme thinking,personalization-composition thinking,thinking in assumptions, dichotomous-emotional thinking).

Keywords: cognitive distortions, dimensions of cognitive distortions, Beck’s Cognitive Theory