Behavior Research and TherapyPaper Rating: Word Count: 727 Approx Pages: 3
This paper will describe the methods and results of the experiment on "Clinical Perfectionism: a cognitive-behavioral analysis, published in the journal of Behavior Research and Therapy. An experiment researched by Roz Shafran, Zafra Cooper, and Christopher G. Fairburn. Published by Oxford University Press, in 2002. Pages 773-787.
This experiment researches the depths of perfectionism and how it relates to anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Perfectionism is an overdependence of self-evaluation; it also defines how someone dealing with perfectionism criticizes themselves and manages with failure. People that accomplish their goals find their target goal to be insufficient and re-evaluate their standards to a more demanding and sometimes impossible level (773). A definition is not completely clear, many clinicians argue about its exact definition, another explanation is described as a person who strains toward an impossible goal and measures their worth in accomplishments. Perfectionists have a tendency to fall into ca