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Thought Suppression Induces Intrusions

  • Edith H. Lavy (a1) and Marcel A. van den Hout (a1)


An experiment was conducted to investigate whether deliberate attempts to avoid a thought content have paradoxical effects. Twenty-four Ss received thought suppression instructions, 16 neutral instructions. Thought suppression resulted in an increased number of occurrences of the thought to be suppressed. The contribution of the results to the theory of obsessions is discussed.



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Thought Suppression Induces Intrusions

  • Edith H. Lavy (a1) and Marcel A. van den Hout (a1)


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Thought Suppression Induces Intrusions

  • Edith H. Lavy (a1) and Marcel A. van den Hout (a1)
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