The Believability of Anxious Feelings and Thoughts Questionnaire (BAFT): a psychometric evaluation of cognitive fusion in a nonclinical and highly anxious community sample.

@article{Herzberg2012TheBO,
  title={The Believability of Anxious Feelings and Thoughts Questionnaire (BAFT): a psychometric evaluation of cognitive fusion in a nonclinical and highly anxious community sample.},
  author={Kristin N Herzberg and Sean C Sheppard and John P. Forsyth and Marcus Crede and Mitch Earleywine and Georg H. Eifert},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={877-91}
}
Cognitive fusion--or the tendency to buy into the literal meaning of thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations--plays an important role in the etiology and maintenance of anxiety disorders and figures prominently in third-generation behavior therapies such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Nonetheless, there is a lack of validated self-report measures of cognitive fusion/defusion, particularly in the area of anxiety disorders. We attempted to fill this gap with the development and… CONTINUE READING

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