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Unformatted text preview: reinforcement and extinction, and assume that normal and abnormal behavior are both learned. Teach people to think in more adaptive ways by changing their dysfunctional cognitions about the world and themselves. Unlike behavior therapists, which focus on modifying external behavior, cognitive therapists attempt to change the way people think as well as their behavior. Because they often use basic principles of learning, the methods they employ are sometimes referred to as the cognitive- behavioral approach Disorders appropriate for this therapy Anxiety disorders Anxiety disorders, treating phobias and compulsions, establishing control over impulses, and learning complex social skills to replace maladaptive behavior. Anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, and eating disorders....
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