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Evaluating Behaviors Psychology Notes
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Evaluation of behavior therapies for depression 85% of depressed people recover within 1 year, even w/o treatment In drug trials, 20-40% recover in 2-4 months, even with placebos No behavior therapy can prevent recurrence Most behavioral therapies now have cognitive component 2
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Cognitive perspectives on depression Depression involves many changes Emotional Motivational Cognitive Physical Cognitive theorists hold that critical variable is cognitive change It's the way people think about themselves, the world, the future that create other factors in depression 3
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Learned helplessness Depression similar to helplessness Reaction to [seemingly] inescapable stressors Undermined adaptive responses by teaching person s/he lacked control over reinforcement Formulation consistent with finding that precipitating event is often uncontrollable loss 4
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Hopelessness theory Original formulation of learned helplessness theory had flaws Did not explain sadness, guilt, suicidal thoughts, variation in
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course PSYCH 3140 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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