Prompt: Read the section on Cognitive Theories in Chapter 7 and write a paper about the following: What is a problematic situation that you recently encountered? What Automatic Thought(s) (p. 265) went through your mind? What did the Automatic Thought mean to you? What emotion was associated with the Automatic Thought? What behavior was associated with the Automatic Thought? What is your most central dysfunctional belief about yourself? What childhood experiences contributed to the development and maintenance of this core belief? What assumptions, rules, and beliefs help you cope with this core belief? Which dysfunctional behavior helps you cope with this core belief? Based on your answers, how can you change your Automatic Thought / Core Belief when you encounter this problematic situation again?