Ironic processes of mental control | Daniel Wegner

2012-12-4 · Ironic processes of mental control Citation: Wegner DM. Ironic processes of mental control. Psychological Review. 1994;101 :34-52. Download Citation. BibTex; Tagged; XML; Download. wegner_ironic_processes_1994.pdf: 3.72 : Last updated on 12/04/2012. Recent Publications. Bending time to one''s will;

Mental Control (SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY)

Mental control refers to the ways in which people control their thoughts and emotions to remain in agreement with their goals. People engage in mental control when they suppress a thought, concentrate on a feeling or sensation, …

Ironic Processes (SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY)

What is ironic is the nature of a person''s mental processing, such as an unexpected change in thoughts, internal images, feelings, attitudes, and so forth. A good way to understand the social psychological meaning of ironic processes is by a demonstration. The following example is similar to the one used in the initial studies of the ironic ...

Ironic processes in the mental control of mood and mood …

The mental control of mood and mood-related thought was investigated. In Experiment 1, Ss reminiscing about a happy or sad event were asked to make their mood positive, were given no instructions, or were asked to make their mood negative. Ss attempting mood control without an imposed cognitive load were successful, whereas those who attempted control while …

Ironic processes of mental control.

1994-1-1 · A theory of ironic processes of mental control is proposed to account for the intentional and counterintentional effects that result from efforts at self-control of mental states. The theory holds that an attempt to control the mind introduces 2 processes: (a) an operating process that promotes the intended change by searching for mental ...

Ironic processes of mental control

Abstract. A theory of ironic processes of mental control is proposed to account for the intentional and counterintentional effects that result from efforts at self-control of mental states. The theory holds that an attempt to control the mind introduces 2 processes: (a) an operating process that promotes the intended change by searching for ...

When the Antidote is the Poison: Ironic Mental Control …

2016-5-6 · The theory of ironic processes of mental control holds that both the most and the least desired effects of attempts to control one''s own mental states accrue from two processes an intentional operating process (a conscious, effortful search for mental contents that will produce a desired state of mind) and an ironic monitoring process (an unconscious, automatic search for …

Mental Control and Ironic Processes

2016-3-7 · The theory of ironic processes of mental control (Wegner, 1994, 2009) holds that any intentional control of the mind introduces an operating process that directs conscious attention--focusing our minds on positive thoughts, for example, if we are hoping to improve our mood. This process is accompanied, however, by an ironic monitoring process ...

(PDF) Ironic Processes in the Mental Control of Mood and …

1994-1-1 · The mental control of mood and mood-related thought was investigated. In Experiment 1, Ss reminiscing about a happy or sad event were asked to make their mood positive, were given no instructions ...

Philosophy:Ironic process theory

Examples Memorization and mnemonics. Although in certain domains, such as memorization, it appears that ironic effects of attempting to remember vary with the level of mental control over mnemonic processing and may simply be due to ineffective mental strategies. [clarification needed]"Intentional memory processes and their associated mnemonic strategies can be …

Ironic Processes

2021-4-21 · We are entwined with what we struggle against. This is unavoidable. By directing your mental energy towards something, you are feeding that thing – whether you mean to or not. Understanding ironic thought processes is the first step towards mastering them. Releasing our struggles, instead of fueling them, is the second.

An Examination of Ironic Effects in Air-Pistol Shooting …

From the perspective of applying the theory of ironic processes of mental control to a performance setting, the current paper aimed to replicate the findings from Woodman and colleagues with an air-pistol shooting task. Specifically, in air-pistol shooting, the pre-shot period is a crucial time during which the shooter must prepare for the ...

Anxiety and Ironic Errors of Performance: Task Instruction …

2019-4-1 · Anxiety and Ironic Errors of Performance: Task Instruction Matters J Sport Exerc Psychol. 2019 Apr 1;41(2):82-95. doi: 10.1123/jsep.2018-0268. Epub 2019 Apr 26.

Ironic Mental Control definition | Psychology Glossary

Ironic Mental Control. Ironic mental control is also known as ironic process theory, ironic rebound, and white bear problem. This pertains to the high probability of being aware of consciously suppressed thoughts; hence, the attempt to suppress one''s thoughts becomes futile. For instance, you automatically think of a polar bear when someone ...

When the Antidote Is the Poison: Ironic Mental Control …

Research conducted on ironic processes of mental control (Weg-ner, 1994) indicates how the use of mental control can backfire. This work started with the observation that it is difficult not to think about even a white bear when this is one''s explicit desire (Wegner, 1989). Trying not to think about it, in some funny way, is just what makes

(PDF) Ironic Processes in the Mental Control of …

1994-1-1 · The mental control of mood and mood-related thought was investigated. In Experiment 1, Ss reminiscing about a happy or sad event were asked to make their mood positive, were given no instructions ...

The Effects of Avoiding Instructions Under Pressure: An …

2021-3-31 · Wegner''s (1994) theory of the ironic process of mental control explains the "tendency to feel, act, and think in ways that are opposite to the intended direction of emotion, behaviour, and cognition" (Janelle, 1999). Specifically, foundational to Wegner''s (1994) theory is the idea that when the brain seeks to make the body perform in a ...

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Ironic effect of self-control refers to paradoxical or counter-intentional mental state effects arising during efforts at self control under high pressure. This article briefly describes that dual-process model of self control and theory of ironic processes, what follows is a brief discussion of evidence of ironic effects for those domains of self control relevant to competing sport.

Ironic Processes of Mental Control

2018-8-16 · Ironic process theory holds that processes that undermine the intentional control of mental states are inherent in the very ex-ercise of such control. According to this idea, the ironies of men-tal life are not just happenstance examples of the frailty of hu-man endeavors but rather are logically entailed by the nature of mental control.

8 Ironic Effects of Thought Suppression

2011-10-3 · 5. Feeling down. Our emotions are just as prone to ironic effects as our cognitions. Unfortunately when people try to suppress a depressed mood, they often find it comes back with a vengeance. For this reason standard …

Behavioral Sciences | Free Full-Text | Ironic or …

2019-2-20 · Wegner''s [] theory of the ironic process of mental control explains the "tendency to feel, act, and think in ways that are opposite to the intended direction of emotion, behaviour, and cognition" [] (p.202).More specifically, Wegner''s [] …

Ironic Processes of Mental Control

1993-6-1 · Effective social interaction requires that people often try to influence their own minds. Mental control is a term for such self-regulation of mental …

Ironic Mental Processes in Sport: Implications for Sport …

1999-6-1 · The theory of ironic processes of mental control (Wegner, 1994) is reviewed in the context of typical issues confronted by sport psychology professionals. The theory maintains that mental control is achieved through the interaction of an operating process directed toward achieving thoughts, emotions, and actions that are consistent with particular goal states, and a …

Ironic processes of mental control

1994-1-1 · : A theory of ironic processes of mental control is proposed to account for the intentional and counterintentional effects that result from efforts at self-control of mental states. The theory holds that an attempt to control the mind introduces 2 ...

Ironic effects of sleep urgency

1996-7-1 · The theory of ironic processes of mental control (Wegner, 1994) predicts just such a phenomenon in normal sleepers, and the present research was designed to examine this possibility with a view toward understanding processes that may contribute to acute or chronic insomnia. Early research on the effects of relaxation on the sleep onset latency ...

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Ironic processes of mental control. A theory of ironic processes of mental control is proposed to account for the intentional and counterintentional effects that result from efforts at self-control of mental states. The theory holds that an attempt to control the mind introduces 2 processes: (a) an operating process that promotes the intended ...

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2015-4-8 · Wegner''s (1994) theory of ironic processes of mental control is proposed to account for the intentional and counter-intentional effects that result from efforts at mental control (Wegner, 1994). Mental control, or self-control, is the influence individual''s exercise over their minds.

Ironic Rebound

2014-11-11 · Unfortunately, through this process, the subconscious mind holds the very thought that you''re trying to suppress with it, because it''s looking for anything associated with it. ... Unfortunately, due to ironic rebound, the more we try to control our thoughts of Ben & Jerry''s, that annoying coworker or the one-time-only sale at the mall ...

Ironic Processes of Mental Control of Action in Tennis

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Ironic processes of mental control. – ScienceOpen

1993-12-31 · A theory of ironic processes of mental control is proposed to account for the intentional and counterintentional effects that result from efforts at self-control of mental states. The theory holds that an attempt to control the mind introduces 2 processes: (a) an operating process that promotes the intended change by searching for mental contents consistent with …

THOUGHT SUPPRESSION.pdf

2018-6-3 · THE PHENOMENA Researchers have identified three classes of suppression-related effects: (a) enhanced occurrence of target thoughts following a period of suppression; (b) an immediate, suppression-induced surge in target thoughts; and (c) an intensifica- tion of intrusions during suppression, triggered by cognitive demands.

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Ironic processes of mental control.

A theory of ironic processes of mental control is proposed to account for the intentional and counterintentional effects that result from efforts at self-control of mental states. The theory holds that an attempt to control the mind introduces 2 processes: (a) an operating process that promotes the intended change by searching for mental contents consistent with the intended …

Daniel M. Wegner, Ironic processes of mental control

Ironic processes of mental control. Daniel M. Wegner. Psychological Review 101 (1):34-52 (1994) Abstract This article has no associated abstract. (fix it) Keywords No keywords specified (fix it) Categories Philosophy of Psychology in Philosophy of Cognitive Science (categorize this paper)

Ironic processes of mental control.

A theory of ironic processes of mental control is proposed to account for the intentional and counterintentional effects that result from efforts at self-control of mental states. The theory holds that an attempt to control the mind introduces 2 processes: (1) an operating process that promotes the intended change by searching for mental contents consistent with the intended …

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A theory of ironic processes of mental control is proposed to account for the intentional and counterintentional effects that result from efforts at self-control of mental states. The theory holds that an attempt to control the mind introduces operating and monitoring processes that work together and separately. (SLD)