Psychology (Cognitive-behavioral therapy)

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Chadha and Misra (2006) in their naturalistic study on behaviour of Indian Children examined the prosocial reasoning and behaviour of children of ages 5 to 14 years. In the Indian context, despite there are several subcultures, the socialisation emphasises relationship.


Although it may appear that conformity to such behaviours are results of higher order reasoning or references to internalised norms and values, there were no obvious influences of such factors. With time, these behaviours were expressed when warranted. The authority and punishment orientation was the most frequently cited reason for the instances of prosocial behaviour in this research (Chadha and Misra, 2006).
Thus at least this study indicates that behaviours can be modified through authority orientation. By authority figure, this study indicates the influence of teachers or social workers. The authors state that "Though no child stated as much, but it could well be that this made these children very conscious of not doing anything that could annoy the staff." Authority orientation, demands of authorities, and fear of punishment were common factors in children's conformity and compliance to certain behaviour.
2. Cognitive approach has been used in the treatment of depression. Choose an alternative therapeutic approach to the treatment of depression and discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of the approach you have selected as opposed to Cognitive Therapy.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for mood disorders, specifi ...
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