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This excerpt from Meyers's Exploring Social Psychology is worth reading in entirety. Cullen Murphy, editor of The Atlantic, said that the social sciences turn up "no ideas or conclusions that can't be found in [any] encyclopedia of quotations...
Cognitive restructuring is a psychotherapeutic process of learning to identify and dispute irrational or maladaptive thoughts, such as all-or-nothing thinking (splitting) , magical thinking and emotional reasoning , which are commonly associated with many mental health disorders. [ 1 ] Cognitive Restructuring (CR) employs many strategies, such as Socratic questioning , thought recording and guided imagery and is used in many types of therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and rational emotive therapy (RET). A number of studies demonstrate considerable efficacy in using CR-based therapies. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ edit ] Overview