The Mormon Mind-game: Common Mormon Thinking Errors

Every culture, organization, religion, and person experiences thinking errors, which are commonly called cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortion can cause individuals to perceive reality inaccurately, producing, and reinforcing negative thoughts and emotions. This session will build off of the popular session “Mormon Thinking Errors” which addressed typical ways myth and overgeneralizations present themselves in our LDS families and church settings. This session will take the conversation further and offer concrete strategies to combat the cognitive distortions we are personally experiencing and how to address them in our internally as well as with our interactions with our in our family and friends.

Jennifer White, Sara Hughes-Zabawa, Lisa Butterworth, Wendy Demandante