Candace overhears a classmate complaining that some students have such huge egos that they completely dominate class discussions and make it impossible for other students to voice their opinions or even ask a question. Candace walks away in tears, convinced that the classmate is talking about her. According to Beck’s cognitive therapy (CT), Candace is demonstrating a(n) _____ called _____.
a. irrational belief; arbitrary inferenceb. irrational belief; overgeneralizationc. negative cognitive bias; personalizationd. negative cognitive bias; minimization