cognitive schemata are stable structures in memory that guide information processing , including self -critical beliefs and attitudes, in a way that is consistent with the negative self-image of the subject. Even in the face of contradictory evidence, these cognitive schemata are rigid and resistant to change even in the face of contradictory evidence.
cognitive triad refers to negative views about oneself, the world, and the future that are characteristic of youngsters with depression. These views maintain feelings of helplessness, undermine the child’s mood and energy level, and are related to the severity of depression.
reinforcement on one component of a multiple schedule produces a decrease in the rate of response on the other component; a decrease in behavior when reinforcement magnitude is decreased such that the behavior is less than when it has always been followed by a small magnitude