Cognitive Distortions Worksheet
1) Read Chapter 3in the course textbook.
2) Complete the table below using the information from the textbook.
3) Choose a total of 5 cognitive distortions.
4) GCU style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
5) An example is provided below in red.
Selected Cognitive Distortion Definition of Cognitive Distortion Please respond to the prompts below (a,b,c,d) for each cognitive distortion you choose. Each response should be 150-200 words.a) Provide an example of a cognitive distortion from your personal life.b) How did the cognitive distortion affect your critical thinking?c) How could you manage the emotions associated with this cognitive distortion in the future?d) How will you avoid using this cognitive distortion in the persuasive essay you are writing for this class?
Always Being Right It is impossible to be wrong. a) My favorite baseball team is the best of all time, and no one could tell me otherwise. I did not do any research to support this claim, but I just know my favorite baseball team is the best.b) I am so caught up in being right that I am unable to comprehend the actual statistics about other baseball teams. If someone tries to argue with me and provide information that could prove me wrong, I will dismiss it because I want to be right.c) I should consider factual baseball statistics, and try to understand that my favorite team may not be the best simply because it is my favorite and I want to be right.d) I will make sure to consider multiple points of view and factual information in addition to what I think I know and/or what I want to be the outcome. I will support my claims with relevant scholarly research from the GCU library showing that I have considered the possibility of other arguments.
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