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White bears and other unwanted thoughts : suppression, obsession, and the psychology of mental control, Daniel M. Wegner

Label
White bears and other unwanted thoughts : suppression, obsession, and the psychology of mental control
Title
White bears and other unwanted thoughts
Title remainder
suppression, obsession, and the psychology of mental control
Statement of responsibility
Daniel M. Wegner
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a series of experiments, Daniel M. Wegner told subjects not to think about white bears. Of course, they found it impossible to avoid thinking of the bears--just as it often seems impossible to stop thinking about forbidden foods, a social blunder, or a lost love. Drawing on theories of William James, Freud, and Dewey, as well as on studies in mood control, cognitive therapy, and artificial intelligence, this enlightening book explores the reasons unwanted, embarrassing, or frightening notions are so irresistible
Cataloging source
MMV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wegner, Daniel M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF441
LC item number
.W44 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BF 441 W582 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thought and thinking
  • Self-control
  • Thinking
  • Obsessive Behavior
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Pensée
  • Maîtrise de soi
  • Volonté
  • Self-control
  • Thought and thinking
  • Dwangverschijnselen
  • Zelfcontrole
  • Denken
  • Psychologie
  • Selbstkontrolle
Label
White bears and other unwanted thoughts : suppression, obsession, and the psychology of mental control, Daniel M. Wegner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking, 1989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mental control -- Wellsprings of suppression -- The mental apparatus -- Self-distraction -- The remote control of thinking -- The will to disbelieve -- Mood control -- Exciting thoughts -- Synthetic obsession
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780898622232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30820199
  • (OCoLC)ocm30820199
Label
White bears and other unwanted thoughts : suppression, obsession, and the psychology of mental control, Daniel M. Wegner
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking, 1989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mental control -- Wellsprings of suppression -- The mental apparatus -- Self-distraction -- The remote control of thinking -- The will to disbelieve -- Mood control -- Exciting thoughts -- Synthetic obsession
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780898622232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30820199
  • (OCoLC)ocm30820199

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