The immunological effects of thought suppression.

  title={The immunological effects of thought suppression.},
  author={Keith J Petrie and Roger J Booth and James W. Pennebaker},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={75 5},
Individuals often suppress emotional thoughts, particularly thoughts that arouse negative emotions, as a way of regulating mood and reducing distress. However, recent work has highlighted the complexities and unexpected cognitive and physiological effects of thought suppression. In a study designed to examine the short-term immunological effects of thought suppression, participants wrote about either emotional or nonemotional topics with or without thought suppression. Blood was drawn before… CONTINUE READING
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