A Meta-Analysis on Cognitive Distortions and Externalizing Problem Behavior

@article{Helmond2015AMO,
  title={A Meta-Analysis on Cognitive Distortions and Externalizing Problem Behavior},
  author={Petra Helmond and Geertjan Overbeek and Daniel Brugman and John Gibbs},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={42},
  pages={245 - 262}
}
Cognitive distortions are an important focus in many investigations and treatments of externalizing problem behavior, such as antisocial, delinquent, and aggressive behavior. Yet the overall strength of the association between cognitive distortions and externalizing behavior is unknown. Furthermore, it is unknown whether interventions can effectively reduce cognitive distortions and subsequently externalizing behavior. To fill these gaps, we conducted a meta-analysis of 71 studies on 20,685… Expand

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