Salkovskis, P. M. and Forrester, E., 2002. Responsibility. In: Frost, R. O. and Steketee, G., eds. Cognitive Approaches to Obsessions and Compulsions: Theory, Assessment and Treatment. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Pergamon/Elsevier Science, pp. 45-61.

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Describes key aspects of the cognitive theory that sparked interest in the examination of beliefs related to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), discusses the present status of the concept of responsibly, and considers the relationship between responsibility and other cognitive factors that have been related to OCD. Topics discussed include: the cognitive approach to understanding obsessional problems; Cognitive aspects of psychopathology of OCD: Specific beliefs and relevant beliefs; From appraisals to core beliefs and back again: A worthwhile journey? Responsibility appraisals and the maintenance of OCD; Cognitive factors theoretically linked to responsibility (concerns about omission and responsibility, thought occurrence and perceived responsibility, trying too hard: Links between responsibility, and elevated evidence requirements and criteria for stopping an action); Recent research on responsibility beliefs and Belief domains and OCD: Apparent theoretical convergence.


Item Type Book Sections
CreatorsSalkovskis, P. M.and Forrester, E.
EditorsFrost, R. O.and Steketee, G.
Uncontrolled Keywordsobsessional problems,cognitive aspects,cognitive approach,cognitive factors,cognitive theory,relevant beliefs,obsessive compulsive disorder,responsibility
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
ID Code20866


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