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(p. 1) Behavioural experiments: historical and conceptual underpinnings 

(p. 1) Behavioural experiments: historical and conceptual underpinnings
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(p. 1) Behavioural experiments: historical and conceptual underpinnings
Author(s):

James Bennett–Levy

, David Westbrook

, Melanie Fennell

, Myra Cooper

, Khadj Rouf

, and Ann Hackmann

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780198529163.003.0001
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date: 17 October 2019

Chapter 1 provides some underpinnings for conceptualizing the place and role of BEs in cognitive therapy, reviews cognitive therapy and describes the development of the therapy; its standing as a treatment for psychological disorders; its historical roots in behaviour therapy; and its core ideas. The chapter also focuses on the BE as a key intervention within cognitive therapy, looks at the historical roots of BEs in the scientific method and in behaviour therapy; examines evidence supporting their effectiveness; and reviews theories which provide some understanding of their impact.

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