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Transactive Memory: A Contemporary Analysis of the Group Mind
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 theExpand
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Ironic processes of mental control.
  • D. Wegner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological review
  • 1994
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 holdsExpand
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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 ofExpand
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Wandering Minds: The Default Network and Stimulus-Independent Thought
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 thoughtExpand
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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 inExpand
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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
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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, capacityExpand
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Paradoxical effects of thought suppression.
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 byExpand
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A Computer Network Model of Human Transactive Memory
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 memoryExpand
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Thought suppression.
Although thought suppression is a popular form of mental control, research has indicated that it can be counterproductive, helping assure the very state of mind one had hoped to avoid. This chapterExpand
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