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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… Expand
Ironic processes of mental control.
- D. Wegner
- Psychology, Medicine
- Psychological 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… Expand
Chronic thought suppression.
We conducted several tests of the idea that an inclination toward thought suppression is associated with obsessive thinking and emotional reactivity. Initially, we developed a self-report measure of… Expand
Wandering Minds: The Default Network and Stimulus-Independent Thought
- M. Mason, M. I. Norton, J. V. Horn, D. Wegner, Scott T. Grafton, C. Macrae
- 19 January 2007
Despite evidence pointing to a ubiquitous tendency of human minds to wander, little is known about the neural operations that support this core component of human cognition. Using both thought… Expand
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… Expand
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,… Expand
Dimensions of Mind Perception
Participants compared the mental capacities of various human and nonhuman characters via online surveys. Factor analysis revealed two dimensions of mind perception, Experience (for example, capacity… Expand
Paradoxical effects of thought suppression.
- D. Wegner, D. J. Schneider, S. Carter, T. L. White
- Journal of personality and social psychology
In a first experiment, subjects verbalizing the stream of consciousness for a 5-min period were asked to try not to think of a white bear, but to ring a bell in case they did. As indicated both by… Expand
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… Expand