Episode 72: 10 Common Thinking Traps

This is a deep dive episode all about common thinking traps and pitfalls that we encounter as human beings. In the field, we refer to these as “cognitive distortions”. In this episode, I break down ten of them for you and talk a bit about how to use your knowledge of them to your advantage. Here are the cognitive distortions that I cover in this episode:

  1. Mind Reading
  2. Personalizing
  3. Just World Fallacy
  4. Emotional Reasoning
  5. Shoulds and Musts
  6. Black and White Thinking
  7. Overgeneralization
  8. Filtering
  9. Catastrophizing
  10. Overestimating Power of Thoughts

Next week should be another Q & A episode, so please keep sending me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com 

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