Unscientific Thinking Can Lead to Depression

Problem Leading to Depression How thinking scientifically would reduce the problem
Not looking at the problem objectively Looking at the problem in terms of objective facts
 Overlooking positive events Looking at all the facts, both positive and negative
Overgeneralization/ Jumping to conclusions Being careful about generalizing, especially from examples.

Considering the threats to external validity.

Mislabeling people or self with inaccurate labels Being careful about thinking that you can read others' minds.

Considering the threats to construct validity

Blaming self for things that are not your fault Being careful about assuming that you know the cause of an effect.

Considering the threats to internal validity.