Cognitive Distortion

  title={Cognitive Distortion},
  author={Robyn M. Dawes},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={443 - 459}
  • R. Dawes
  • Published 1 April 1964
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Reports
Cognitive distortion is classified as either overgeneralization (belief that a disjunctive relation is nested) or pseudo-discrimination (belief that a nested relation is disjunctive). The proposition that common forms of illogical reasoning are instances of overgeneralization is supported by an analysis of these forms. Two empirical propositions—that overgeneralization is more common than pseudo-discrimination and that overgeneralization should engender more confidence—were also investigated… 

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