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In one experiment people were engaged in solving a range of simple problems which were replaced (without their knowledge) by impossible ones. Fo11owing frustrating attempts to solve these, even when then presented with more simple (and solvable) problems, people continued to fall or dismissed any successes as due to luck. Consistent with this model, deprived, disadvantaged and powerless environments are seen to be conducive of depressive and other mental disorders. Beck's model of depression A related approach is Beck's (1967) cognitive model of depression, which suggests that depression is produced and maintained by a person's characteristica11y gloomy and pessimistic style of thinking.

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