Ironic effects of emotion suppression when recounting distressing memories.


Theories of ironic mental control posit that under conditions in which effortful control is compromised, for example, in laboratory manipulations of mental load or in those suffering from clinical levels of negative affect, attempts to suppress negative emotions can lead to a paradoxical increase in such feelings, relative to conditions in which no… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0017290