Links for 23rd May 2009

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Why Thought Suppression is Counter-Productive

    "So what is it about our minds that makes them so disobedient? Why, when we want to get rid of a thought from our heads does it come back stronger? Professor Daniel Wegner provides a neat explanation called 'ironic processes theory'. This argues that the post-suppression rebound effect isn't just some random consequence of how the brain is wired, but an integral part of the process of suppression itself… "

    Tagged with: sciencepsychologybehaviourthoughtsuppressionmemory

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