Guinote, A. (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.
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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.
|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 2011 00:19|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1433 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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