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Cognitive Contributions to Personality Disorders

Jill Lobbestael and Arnoud Arntz

in The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199735013
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199735013.013.0016

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Cognitive Contributions to Personality Disorders

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The purpose of this chapter is to provide an understanding of the pathology of personality disorders from a cognitive perspective. The chapter begins by outlining cognitive schemas, particularly those developed by Drs. Beck and Young, along with a summary and discussion of the relevant empirical research. This is followed by a discussion of schema modes. Next is a discussion of cognitive biases; more specifically, biases in attention, interpretation, and memory. This is followed by a discussion of dichotomous thinking and then the implicit assessment of cognitive concepts. The chapter ends with final conclusions and suggestions for future research.

Keywords: cognitive; schema; schema mode; attention bias; interpretation bias; memory bias; dichotomous thinking

Article.  14477 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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