Voluntary involuntariness: Thought suppression and the regulation of the experience of will

Consciousness and Cognition 12 (4):684-694 (2003)
Participants were asked to carry out a series of simple tasks while following mental control instructions. In advance of each task, they either suppressed thoughts of their intention to perform the task, concentrated on such thoughts, or monitored their thoughts without trying to change them. Suppression resulted in reduced reports of intentionality as compared to monitoring, and as compared to concentration. There was a weak trend for suppression to enhance reported intentionality for a repetition of the action carried out after suppression instructions had been discontinued
Keywords *Cognitions  *Cognitive Processes  *Concentration  *Intention  *Thought Suppression
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DOI 10.1016/S1053-8100(03)00054-0
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