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Unformatted text preview: • Conclusions: • overestimation may be an attempt to compensate for feelings of inadequacy produced by overly critical thought processesoverestimation may be part of a self-fulfilling prophecy, where depressives overestimate their abilities, consistently falling short of their expectations and thus finding more evidence that they are failures -- tend to set themselves up for failure by being unrealistic about their abilities • targeting such cognitive distortions can be a focal point of cognitive therapy for depression...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09