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Cognitive Distortions: Examples & Definition

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What is a cognitive distortion?

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1. Which one of the following is considered a type of cognitive distortion?

2. What is one way to treat cognitive distortions?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what cognitive distortions are and the different types of distortions that people use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Cognitive distortion
  • Treatment for cognitive distortions
  • What cognitive distortions are linked with
  • Mind-reading

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the cognitive distortions lesson
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as mind-reading
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about how to treat cognitive distortions

Additional Learning

To learn more about cognitive distortions, review the lesson on Cognitive Distortions: Examples & Definition. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what cognitive distortions are
  • Recall the different types of cognitive distortions such as negative predictions, personalizing, mind-reading, and catastrophizing
  • Review examples of cognitive distortions
  • Learn about the different ways people can treat cognitive distortions
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