How Personal Issues Arise - A Cognitive Therapy ViewCognition, or how a person processes and interprets experiences, affects how they feel and behave. A person learns ways of processing and interpreting which are functional or dysfunctional. Dysfunction can lead to anger, anxiety, depression, personality disorders or relationship problems.
Three Cognitive Therapy Concepts about the Mind
- A person?s schemas produce automatic thoughts which bias views of themself and experiences
- Schemas consist of underlying beliefs which are functional or dysfunctional
- Schemas form through biological, developmental, environmental and evolutionary factors