White Bear Suppression Procedure

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White Bear Suppression Procedure

A computer adaption of the procedure for investigating the paradoxical effect of attempting to suppress a conscious thought.
Duration: 18 minutes
(Requires Inquisit Lab)
(Run with Inquisit Web)
Last Updated
Mar 13, 2024, 4:14PM


Google ScholarSearch Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit White Bear Suppression Procedure.

Wegner, D.M, Schneider, D.J, Carter, S.R, & White, T.L (1987). Paradoxical Effects of Thought Suppression. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 53, 5–13

Giuliano, R.J., & Wicha, N.Y. (2010). Why the white bear is still there: electrophysiological evidence for ironic semantic activation during thought suppression. Brain research, 1316, 62–74.