Behaviour Change Tools
Ameliate is a free Web and Mobile application to help people change for the better applying psychological concepts. The first sub-product is Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy that helps people identify possible cognitive biases and make them feel better.
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutical framework within psychology, with first instances as early as in the 1950s and 1960s (Ellis, 1957; Beck, 1960). CBT has had positive results in improving mental health (Butler, Chapman, Forman, & Beck, 2006).
One of the techniques of CBT helps people identify cognitive biases that might have affected their appraisal of an incident or thought process.
The purpose of Ameliate CBT is to provide an accessible way for people to apply this technique in their everyday life to improve their well-being.
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Beck, A. T. (1967). Depression: Causes and treatment. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Butler, A., Chapman, J., Forman, E., & Beck, A. (2006). The empirical status of cognitive-behavioral therapy: A review of meta-analyses. Clinical Psychology Review, 26(1), 17-31.