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This is a good question, but keep in mind that when you ask a broad question, you typically get a broad answer - ie, I won't go into much detail. First Impressions In general, belief and attitude formation is thought to be implicit, rather than explicit. That is, when you ask someone for their belief or attitude, it may appear as though they simply look (...


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These are typically called cognitive distortions and are a mainstay of CBT, but are equally likely to be addressed by any cognitive psychotherapist. This is usually done by building skills to identify and challenge such thoughts. In the much older (and largely outdated) school of psychoanalysis, these are typically referred to as a defense mechanism called ...


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