What is Beck's Cognitive Triad?
Three negative thoughts that Beck states are responsible for the development of depression. 1.) a negative, self-depreciating view of self (I'm no good," "everyone else seems smarter") 2.) A pessimistic view of the world ("once you're down, you can't get back up," these people view the world and everything around him/ her in a negative way) and 3.) The belief that negative reinforcement will continue (I'll be in this stupid job the rest of my life").