Beliefs, values, and action: The judgment model of cognitive distortions

Ward, Tony and Gannon, Theresa A. and Keown, Kirsten (2006) Beliefs, values, and action: The judgment model of cognitive distortions. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 11 (4). pp. 323-340. ISSN 1359-1789. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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In this paper, we present the Judgment Model of Cognitive Distortions (JMCD), a new model of cognitive distortions that spans multiple levels of analysis and contains different types of judgments. This model proposes that cognitive distortions tend to cluster together in what we have termed Thematic Networks (TN): judgments about beliefs, values, and actions. We argue that the three sets of judgments cover all types of cognitive distortions apparent in sexual offenders including those revolving around content (i.e., asserting characteristics to people, the offender, the world) and cognitive operations (i.e., denial, minimization, rationalizations). Following a description of the JMCD, we demonstrate how it can account for the cognitive schemata identified in sexual offenders by researchers and clinicians. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the clinical and research implications of the JMCD. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Theresa Gannon
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2008 09:38
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