Jane a 38 yr old wants therapy but is afraid to venture outside her home. This began shortly after her husband died in an auto accident in which she was a passenger. Her family no longer believes she is that helpless and will not participate in waiting on her. She says she no longer feels loved and just might give up.
Information-Processing theory and Cognitive Psychology ave been used interchangeable to discuss human behavior. How people organize information and their consequential lifestyle is a current interest in Psychology today.
Using concepts of causal attribution, self-schemata, self-guides and other related cognitive constructs, Why would she have difficulty coping with life?