On becoming neutral: effects of experimental neutralizing reconsidered.

@article{Hout2001OnBN,
  title={On becoming neutral: effects of experimental neutralizing reconsidered.},
  author={Marcel A. van den Hout and M van Pol and Madelon Peters},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 12},
  pages={1439-48}
}
Behaviour Research and Therapy 34 (1996) 889-898 found that writing out a negative thought produced anxiety and an urge to neutralize the thought, that instructing participants to neutralize the thought reduced anxiety/neutralization urge in the short run (i.e. within 2 min), but that in the control group 20 min without instruction was attended by the same… CONTINUE READING