Definitions
Examples
Definitions 2
Definitions 3/Background
Trivia
100

Exaggerating the importance of events. One might believe their mistakes are excessively important/worse than they are.

Magnification

100

"All girls love the color pink!"

Overgeneralization

100

Playing down the importance of events. One might believe their own achievements are unimportant, or that their mistakes are excessively important. 

Minimizing

100

Cognitive distortions are ______ thoughts.

irrational

100

Who won between the Giants and the Cowboys this past Sunday?

The cowboys

200

Seeing only the worst possible outcome of a situation.

catastrophizing

200

"My friends didn't say hi to me when I first got to class. They probably hate me and think I'm annoying."

Mind reading

200

Making broad interpretations from a single or few events.

Overgeneralization

200

Cognitive distortions can influence your ________.

emotions

200

What are the three primary colors?

+100 points if you name their three complimentary colors

red, yellow, blue

green, purple, orange

300

the belief that acts will influence unrelated situations

Magical thinking

300

"I am never going to get better and I'll never get into college or be able to move out."

catastrophizing

300

The belief that one is responsible for events outside of their own control

personalization

300

thinking in absolutes such as "always", "never", or "every"

all-or-nothing thinking

300

Where is the great barrier reef located?

Australia

400

interpreting the meaning of a situation with little or no evidence

jumping to conclusions

400

"I should be able to handle this problem on my own"

Should statements
400

interpreting the thoughts and beliefs of others without adequate evidence

Mind Reading

400

recognizing only the negative aspects of a situation while ignoring the positive.

disqualifying the positive

400

What is the world's longest river?

The Nile

500

the expectation that a situation will turn out badly without adequate evidence

fortune telling

500

"My partner isn't texting me back. I feel ignored, they must not want to be with me anymore."

Emotional Reasoning 

500

the assumption that emotions reflect the way things really are.

emotional reasoning

500

the belief that things should be a certain way.

"should" statements

500

Which song went 14x platinum in 2021?

"Old town road" by lil nas x

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