Chapter 3. Cognitive Distortions as Belief, Value and Action Judgments

  1. Theresa A. Gannon DPhil, CPsychol Lecturer lead investigator1,
  2. Tony Ward PhD, DipClinPsyc Director2,
  3. Anthony R. Beech PhD, CPsychol professor Fellow3 and
  4. Dawn Fisher PhD Head Senior Research Fellow4,5
  1. Tony Ward PhD, DipClinPsyc Director2,
  2. Kirsten Keown PhD Clinical Psychology2 and
  3. Theresa A. Gannon DPhil, CPsychol Lecturer lead investigator1

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746295.ch3

Aggressive Offenders' Cognition: Theory, Research, and Practice

Aggressive Offenders' Cognition: Theory, Research, and Practice

How to Cite

Ward, T., Keown, K. and Gannon, T. A. (2007) Cognitive Distortions as Belief, Value and Action Judgments, in Aggressive Offenders' Cognition: Theory, Research, and Practice (eds T. A. Gannon, T. Ward, A. R. Beech and D. Fisher), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470746295.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6001, New Zealand

  3. 3

    School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

  4. 4

    Llanarth Court Hospital, Raglan, Wales, NP15 2YD, UK

  5. 5

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6001, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 NOV 2007

Book Series:

  1. Forensic Clinical Psychology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Clive R. Hollin6 and
  2. Mary McMurran7

Series Editor Information

  1. 6

    Henry Wellcome Building, School of Psychology, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 9HN, UK

  2. 7

    School of Community Health Sciences, Division of Psychiatry, University of Nottingham, Duncan Macmillan House, Porchester Road, Nottingham, NG3 6AA, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470034026

Online ISBN: 9780470746295

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Keywords:

  • cognitive distortions as belief, value, and action judgments;
  • offence-related statements - referred to as “cognitive distortions”;
  • clear and coherent model of cognitive distortions;
  • judgment model of cognitive distortions (JMCD);
  • interaction between beliefs, values, and actions;
  • thematic networks - beliefs, values, and actions;
  • thematic networks common to rapists and child sexual abusers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Origins of Sexual Offenders' Cognitive Distortions

  • The Judgment Model of Cognitive Distortions in Sexual Offenders

  • Thematic Networks: Beliefs, Values, and Actions

  • Thematic Networks Common to Rapists and Child Sexual Abusers

  • Implicit Theories Identified in Child Sexual Abusers

  • Implicit Theories Identified in Rapists

  • Implications of the JMCD

  • Conclusions

  • References