How one feels about a certain situation can cause physical and emotional feelings, resulting in varying behaviors in response.
In general, CBT includes:
1. Classical Conditioning Theory
Stimulus and behavior are combined after repeated exposure. A common example is the habit of eating popcorn in the cinema, which happens regardless of whether you are hungry or not.
2. Operant Reinforcement Theory -Operant Conditioning
To acquire a new behavior through factor learning, this must be followed by a reinforcing event (reinforcement – reward). For example, some people learn that eating can “soften” unpleasant feelings, making them feel comfortable eating, which increases their chances of eating whenever things go wrong.
3. Social Learning Theory
Behavior is learned through observation and imitation of patterns. Also called social learning.