Cognitive approaches to PTSD

IB Psychology: Cognitive approaches to PTSD

Schema are mental representations that help us to understand the world around us. They also act as filters to help us interpret what is happening to us. With regard to PTSD, cognitive theorists argue that our schemas play a significant role in how we experience a trauma. People perceive the stimulus, they have beliefs about what is happening, they store the event in memory and they retrieve the memory of the experience....

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