Video - Just don't think about it: Derived relations and the futility of thought suppression
Dr. Louise McHugh presents 'Just don't think about it: Derived relations and the futility of thought suppression'
What is thought suppression?
According to Daniel Wegner
‘attempting to banish ones unwanted thoughts’
Rachman and Da Silva (1978)
80% of people will attempt to suppress an unwanted thought
Contextual Behavioural Science Account of Cognition: Relational Frame Theory
Relational Frame Theory suggests thinking involves deriving relations, a behaviour that can transform the functions of our environment
This allows a particular conceptualization of thought suppression