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Exploring Social Cognition

Home | What is Social Cognition? | What is a Schema? | Why Do We Have Schemas? | Which schemas are applied? | The Perserverance Effect | Self-Fulfilling Prophecy | Judgmental Heuristics | Availability Heuristc | Representative Heuristc | Anchoring and Adustment Heuristic | Automatic Versus Controlled Thinking | Thought Suppression | Errors in Social Cognition | Links | Bibliography

Thought Suppression

Throught suppresion is an interesting consequence of being preoccupied and unable to emgage in controlled processes.  Thought Suppresion is when individuals attempt to aviod thinking about something we would just as soon forget about, such as a lost love.