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Aha-Experiences in Psychotherapy in Relation to Dysfunctional Beliefs and Self-Esteem


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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Psychology – Clinic and Health Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, grade: 1,8, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Psychologisches Institut), language: English, abstract: This study is part of a pioneering project examining aha-experiences regarding dysfunctional beliefs using the Rethink-paradigm designed for this purpose. Findings stemming from problem-solving research lead to consider aha-experiences as beneficial for motivational clarification, a working mechanism of psychotherapeutic change. The present study examines interactions of implicit self-esteem and therapeutically relevant aha-experiences in participants that have no history of psychological disorders. Lower self-esteem was shown to be associated with experiencing more aha-moments regarding dysfunctional beliefs but this moderate effect fell short of becoming significant. A small, non-significant effect was found for the number of aha-experiences being associated with a decline in self-esteem. Given the limitations of the present study, future research should be carried out to satisfactorily answer the question of how aha-experiences influence implicit self-esteem and to examine whether aha-experiences are superior to other clarification processes in bringing about therapeutic change.

Author: Konig, Sarah

Topic: Psychology
Media: Book
ISBN: 3668397953
Language: English
Pages: 62

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Weight 0.2 lbs
Dimensions 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.15 in


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