Beck's cognitive triad

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Proposed by American psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck in 1976.

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Beck's cognitive triad

  1. In cognitive therapy, a set of three mutually reinforcing elements of a depressed person's belief system: automatic, spontaneous and seemingly uncontrollable negative thoughts about (i) oneself, (ii) the world or environment, and (iii) the future.

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