Knowing How to Cure

Implications for Cognitive Therapy
  • Arie W. Kruglanski
Part of the Perspectives in Social Psychology book series (PSPS)


The theory of lay epistemics addresses the general process of cognitive change. In contrast, cognitive therapy deals with a specific type of change: the substitution of functional cognitive elements for dysfunctional ones. Thus, cognitive therapy may be thought of as an application of general epistemic principles in order to effect change in specific cognitive contents characterized as maladaptive for the individual.


Cognitive Therapy Cognitive Change Irrational Belief Epistemic Authority Dysfunctional Belief 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arie W. Kruglanski
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  1. 1.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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