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How we react to events affect our emotions All connected: thought, feelings, behavior, and physical response 1. Cognitive behavioral therapy 1. Our thoughts influence our feelings 2. How we react cognitively to life events shape how we respond emotionally and behaviorally 3. Our thinking about emotionally important events can often be distorted 1. One part of the cause of depression and anxiety 4. Cognitive behavioral approaches can help us short-circuit these distorted thoughts 2. Awareness of thought and feeling is assumed in CBT 1. CB approaches to happiness assume that distorted thinking affects happiness 1. Changing the distorted thinking is the key! 2. But, are we always aware of our thoughts and behavior? 1. No, people often do not have full awareness of their thoughts and feelings 1. we are sometimes in auto-drive ie: driving, walking 2. Most of the time we are only ½ aware 2. Much of our thoughts, feelings and behavior is automatic (habitual) and only
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSYC 201 taught by Professor Lickel during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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