Excellence in Higher Degree Research – Social Science, Business & Humanities (Highly Commended 2014)

Ms Carly Johnco, Faculty of Human Sciences

Learning cognitive restructuring in later life

 This research examined the role of cognitive flexibility on cognitive restructuring skill acquisition and treatment outcome in older adults with anxiety and depression. Findings suggest that older adults with poorer cognitive flexibility skills could still learn cognitive restructuring, however found it less beneficial to alleviate emotional distress, although they did still benefit overall from cognitive-behavioural therapy to address their anxiety and depressive symptoms.

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