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Transactive Memory: A Contemporary Analysis of the Group Mind
- D. Wegner
The most influential theory of group behavior that has ever been developed is currently in disfavor. This is the theory of the group mind. Social commentators once found it very useful to analyze the…
Ironic processes of mental control.
- D. Wegner
- PsychologyPsychological review
A theory of ironic processes of mental control is proposed to account for the intentional and counterintentional effects that result from efforts at self-control of mental states. The theory holds…
Chronic thought suppression.
A self-report measure of thought suppression that was inversely correlated with repression as assessed by the Repression-Sensitization Scale, and so taps a trait that is quite unlike repression as traditionally conceived.
Wandering Minds: The Default Network and Stimulus-Independent Thought
- M. Mason, M. Norton, J. V. Horn, D. Wegner, Scott T. Grafton, C. Macrae
- Psychology, BiologyScience
- 19 January 2007
It was demonstrated that mind-wandering is associated with activity in a default network of cortical regions that are active when the brain is “at rest” and individuals' reports of the tendency of their minds to wander were correlated with activity on this network.
Levels of personal agency: Individual variation in action identification.
This research examined individual differences in action identification level as measured by the Behavior Identification Form. Action identification theory holds that any action can be identified in…
What do people think they're doing? Action identification and human behavior.
Issues in the cognitive representation and control of action are broached from the perspective of action identification theory. This theory holds that any action can be identified in many ways,…
Dimensions of Mind Perception
Factor analysis revealed two dimensions of mind perception, Experience and Agency, which predicted different moral judgments but were both related to valuing of mind.
Paradoxical effects of thought suppression.
- D. Wegner, D. J. Schneider, S. R. Carter, T. L. White
- PsychologyJournal of personality and social psychology
It is suggested that attempted thought suppression has paradoxical effects as a self-control strategy, perhaps even producing the very obsession or preoccupation that it is directed against.
A Computer Network Model of Human Transactive Memory
- D. Wegner
- 1 September 1995
Several of the design factors that must be considered in linking computers together into networks are also relevant to the ways in which individual human memory systems are linked into group memory…
Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips
The results of four studies suggest that when faced with difficult questions, people are primed to think about computers and that when people expect to have future access to information, they have lower rates of recall of the information itself and enhanced recall instead for where to access it.