Assessing the Cognitive Model in Psychology: Strengths and Weaknesses


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The cognitive model of abnormal psychology says that the cause of psychological disorders is _____.

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1. Which of these is not a benefit of the cognitive model?

2. The cognitive theory of abnormality assumes that cognitive thoughts are the cause of mental illness. What is the problem with this assumption?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The cognitive model is used in abnormal psychology to understand faulty thought patterns of individuals, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this concept. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the definition, benefits, and limitations of the cognitive model.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • The definition of the cognitive model
  • The benefits of the cognitive model
  • The limitations of the cognitive model

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pros and cons of the cognitive model lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the pros and cons of the cognitive model and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the pros and cons of the cognitive model
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the pros and cons of the cognitive model

Additional Learning

To learn more about the cognitive model, review the accompanying lesson on The Pros and Cons of the Cognitive Model. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define abnormal psychology
  • Define cognitive model
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the cognitive model