Beck’s Cognitive Distortions: An AI-Powered Learning Activity

In my recent exploration of artificial intelligence, I stumbled upon a fascinating article entitled, “Instructors as Innovators: a Future-focused Approach to New AI Learning Opportunities, With Prompts” which introduced the concept of goal-play interaction between students and AI. The authors provided a prompt for this interaction, which I found to be an intriguing application of AI to create interactive, educational experiences for students.

I adapted the prompt provided in the article to be more aligned with psychology concepts, particularly for students learning about cognitive distortions.

The goal of this exercise is for the individual to assume the role of a counselor, while the AI embodies a person exhibiting cognitive distortions.

When you are ready to begin this interesting activity, which is kind of a role-play simply type the word “go”.