Ironic processes of mental control.

@article{Wegner1994IronicPO,
  title={Ironic processes of mental control.},
  author={D. Wegner},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={1994},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={
          34-52
        }
}
  • D. Wegner
  • Published 1994
  • 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 that an attempt to control the mind introduces 2 processes: (a) an operating process that promotes the intended change by searching for mental contents consistent with the intended state and (b) a monitoring process that tests whether the operating process is needed by searching for mental contents… Expand
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