Unformatted text preview: observe changes in children’s inferential styles about causes, consequences, and self-characteristics. Gibb and Abela (2008) confirmed that emotional abuse is associated with children’s development of negative inferential styles and depressive symptoms. They observed that the abusive messages parents conveyed to children involved negative characteristics about the children and caused significant negative changes in children. This study further solidified the theory that rejection and humiliation contribute to the children’s development of depressive symptoms and cognitions. It also recommends further research on the contents of the negative messages the children receive and the factors that link emotional abuse and the development of depressive cognitions and symptoms....
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- Fall '09
- Cognitive Therapy, depressive symptoms, negative inferential styles