Power and the suppression of unwanted thoughts: Does control over others decrease control over the self?

Guinote, Ana (2007) Power and the suppression of unwanted thoughts: Does control over others decrease control over the self? Journal of Experimental Psychology, 43 (3). pp. 433-440. ISSN 0022-1031. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

The full text of this publication is not available from this repository. (Contact us about this Publication)
Official URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00221...

Abstract

Suppressing unwanted thoughts increases the accessibility of these thoughts after suppression is released. Two studies test the hypothesis that the magnitude of post-suppressional rebound is moderated by power. Study I measured participants' thoughts about a white bear under suppression and expression instructions, following Wegner, Schneider, Carter, and White (1987). Study 2 measured stereotype accessibility after a task that required participants to describe one day in the life of an African-American under suppression or no-suppression instructions. Consistently across the two studies, powerful participants showed stronger post-suppressional rebound relative to powerless participants. The consequences of these findings for decision making and stereotyping are discussed. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: power; stereotyping; though suppression; stereotype suppression; stereotype rebound; mental control; accessibility STEREOTYPE SUPPRESSION; GROUP VARIABILITY; INFORMATION; DIFFERENTIALS; CONSEQUENCES; MOTIVATION; PREJUDICE; JUDGMENTS; RETRIEVAL; MINORITY
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Stephen Holland
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:56
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 13:39
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1433 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):