Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Why Thought Suppression is Counter-Productive

Since the discovery of the rebound effect researchers have probed the situations in which it occurs
How pushing a thought out of consciousness can bring it back with a vengeance.

It sometimes feels like our minds are not on the same team as us. I want to go to sleep, but it wants to keep me awake rerunning events from my childhood. I want to forget the lyrics from that stupid 80s pop song but it wants to repeat them over and over again ad nauseam.


Via: PsyBlog

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