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Patients’ experiences of an acceptance and commitment therapy-based approach for psychosocial difficulties relating to an appearance-affecting condition (2020)
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Zucchelli, F. A., Donnelly, O., Sharratt, N., Hooper, N., & Williamson, H. M. (2020). Patients’ experiences of an acceptance and commitment therapy-based approach for psychosocial difficulties relating to an appearance-affecting condition. European Journal of Counselling Psychology, 9(1), 29-40. https://doi.org/10.46853/001c.22012

Cognitive defusion versus experiential avoidance in the reduction of smoking behaviour: an experimental and preliminary investigation (2018)
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Hooper, N., Dack, C., Karekla, M., Niyazi, A., & McHugh, L. (2018). Cognitive defusion versus experiential avoidance in the reduction of smoking behaviour: an experimental and preliminary investigation. Addiction Research and Theory, 26(5), 414-420. https://doi.org/10.1080/16066359.2018.1434156

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Background: Brief procedures that reduce smoking behaviour may be useful in reaching the many people that do not seek help for smoking addiction. Objectives: The current study ai... Read More about Cognitive defusion versus experiential avoidance in the reduction of smoking behaviour: an experimental and preliminary investigation.

A weight-related growth mindset increases negative attitudes toward obese people (2018)
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Hooper, N., Crumpton, A., Robinson, M., & Meier, B. (2018). A weight-related growth mindset increases negative attitudes toward obese people. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 48(9), 488-493. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12528

© 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. In implicit personality theory, people with entity views or a fixed mindset perceive characteristics (e.g., intelligence) as uncontrollable, whereas people with incremental views or a growth mindset perceive characteris... Read More about A weight-related growth mindset increases negative attitudes toward obese people.

Acceptance and commitment therapy for people experiencing appearance - related distress associated with a visible difference: A rationale and review of relevant research (2018)
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Zucchelli, F., Donnelly, O., Williamson, H., & Hooper, N. (2018). Acceptance and commitment therapy for people experiencing appearance - related distress associated with a visible difference: A rationale and review of relevant research. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 32(3), 171-183. https://doi.org/10.1891/0889-8391.32.3.171

© 2018 Springer Publishing Company. People may have a visibly different appearance due to various causes, such as congenital conditions, injury, disease, or medical treatment. Some individuals with a visible difference experience social anxiety and i... Read More about Acceptance and commitment therapy for people experiencing appearance - related distress associated with a visible difference: A rationale and review of relevant research.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Applications for Educational Psychologists within Schools (2018)
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Gillard, D., Flaxman, P., & Hooper, N. (2018). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Applications for Educational Psychologists within Schools. Educational Psychology in Practice, 34(3), 272-281. https://doi.org/10.1080/02667363.2018.1446911

© 2018, © 2018 Association of Educational Psychologists. Guidance for schools regarding the promotion and enhancement of psychological wellbeing represents an invitation to intervene to promote effective, evidence-informed, whole-school approaches fo... Read More about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Applications for Educational Psychologists within Schools.

Experiential Avoidance as a Common Psychological Process in European Cultures (2018)
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Monestès, J. L., Monestes, J., Karekla, M., Jacobs, N., Michaelides, M. P., Hooper, N., …Hayes, S. C. (2018). Experiential Avoidance as a Common Psychological Process in European Cultures. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 34(4), 247-257. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000327

© 2016 Hogrefe Publishing. Experiential avoidance, the tendency to rigidly escape or avoid private psychological experiences, represents one of the most prominent transdiagnostic psychological processes with a known role in a wide variety of psycholo... Read More about Experiential Avoidance as a Common Psychological Process in European Cultures.

Derived insensitivity: Rule-based insensitivity to contingencies propagates through equivalence (2017)
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Greville, W. J., Monestès, J., & Hooper, N. (2017). Derived insensitivity: Rule-based insensitivity to contingencies propagates through equivalence. Learning and Motivation, 59, 55-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lmot.2017.08.003

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Rule-governed behaviours enable rapid acquisition of appropriate and often complex behaviour in novel contexts; however, this capacity can also make individuals insensitive to environmental contingencies. This problem may be exac... Read More about Derived insensitivity: Rule-based insensitivity to contingencies propagates through equivalence.

Spoken rules (2017)
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Jackson Brown, F., & Hooper, N. (2017). Spoken rules. New Scientist,

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Evaluating a transdiagnostic acceptance and commitment therapy psychoeducation intervention (2017)
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Cartwright, J., & Hooper, N. (2017). Evaluating a transdiagnostic acceptance and commitment therapy psychoeducation intervention. Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 10(e9), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1754470X17000125

© British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 2017. Psychoeducation courses have gained some empirical support as effective early intervention strategies. Many of these courses reflect traditional cognitive behaviour therapy (CB... Read More about Evaluating a transdiagnostic acceptance and commitment therapy psychoeducation intervention.

Mindfulness reduces the correspondence bias (2016)
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Meier, B. P., Hopthrow, T., Hooper, N., Mahmood, L., Meier, B., & Weger, U. (2017). Mindfulness reduces the correspondence bias. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(3), 351-360. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2016.1149498

© 2016 The Experimental Psychology Society. The correspondence bias (CB) refers to the idea that people sometimes give undue weight to dispositional rather than situational factors when explaining behaviours and attitudes. Three experiments examined... Read More about Mindfulness reduces the correspondence bias.

Transformation of Thought Suppression Functions Via Same and Opposite Relations (2015)
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O’Keefe, R., Stewart, I., Hooper, N., Walsh, P., O'Keefe, R., Joyce, R., & McHugh, L. (2015). Transformation of Thought Suppression Functions Via Same and Opposite Relations. Psychological Record, 65(2), 375-399. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40732-014-0113-0

© 2014, Association for Behavior Analysis International. The aim of this study was to investigate transformation of thought suppression functions via ‘same’ and ‘opposite’ relations. In Experiment 1 participants were given training and testing with t... Read More about Transformation of Thought Suppression Functions Via Same and Opposite Relations.

Using Brief Cognitive Restructuring and Cognitive Defusion Techniques to Cope With Negative Thoughts (2015)
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Osborne, L. A., Larsson, A., Larsson, A., Hooper, N., Osborne, L., Bennett, P., & McHugh, L. (2015). Using Brief Cognitive Restructuring and Cognitive Defusion Techniques to Cope With Negative Thoughts. Behavior Modification, 40(3), 452-482. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145445515621488

© 2015, © The Author(s) 2015. Negative thoughts, experienced by 80% to 99% of the non-clinical population, have been linked to the development of psychopathology. The current study aimed to compare a cognitive restructuring and cognitive defusion tec... Read More about Using Brief Cognitive Restructuring and Cognitive Defusion Techniques to Cope With Negative Thoughts.

Perspective taking reduces the fundamental attribution error (2015)
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Hooper, N., Erdogan, A., Keen, G., Lawton, K., & McHugh, L. (2015). Perspective taking reduces the fundamental attribution error. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 4(2), 69-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2015.02.002

© 2015 Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. The fundamental attribution error (FAE) refers to the predisposition for people to attribute the behavior of others to dispositional characteristics, rather than situational causes external to the... Read More about Perspective taking reduces the fundamental attribution error.

The effects of repeated thought suppression attempts on thought occurrence (2013)
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Hooper, N., & Mchugh, L. (2013). The effects of repeated thought suppression attempts on thought occurrence. American Journal of Psychology, 126(3), 315-322. https://doi.org/10.5406/amerjpsyc.126.3.0315

In the thought suppression literature the completion of one suppression and one expression phase is called an indulgence cycle. The current study aimed to determine the effects on thought frequency of entering multiple indulgence cycles. Participants... Read More about The effects of repeated thought suppression attempts on thought occurrence.

Cognitive defusion versus thought distraction in the mitigation of learned helplessness (2013)
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Hooper, N., & McHugh, L. (2013). Cognitive defusion versus thought distraction in the mitigation of learned helplessness. Psychological Record, 63(1), 209-217

Recent research suggests that attempting to avoid unwanted psychological events is maladaptive. Contrastingly, cognitive defusion, which is an acceptance-based method for managing unwanted thoughts, may provide a plausible alternative. The current... Read More about Cognitive defusion versus thought distraction in the mitigation of learned helplessness.

Modelling the direct and indirect effects of thought suppression on personal choice (2012)
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Hooper, N., Stewart, I., Duffy, C., Freegard, G., & McHugh, L. (2012). Modelling the direct and indirect effects of thought suppression on personal choice. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 1(1-2), 73-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2012.06.001

The current study sought to provide an empirical model of the direct and indirect effects of thought suppression on personal choice. In Experiment 1 (direct effect) participants were required to make a preference on a dichotomous choice task. After m... Read More about Modelling the direct and indirect effects of thought suppression on personal choice.

Mindful maths: Reducing the impact of stereotype threat through a mindfulness exercise (2012)
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Meier, B. P., Weger, U. W., Hooper, N., & Hopthrow, T. (2012). Mindful maths: Reducing the impact of stereotype threat through a mindfulness exercise. Consciousness and Cognition, 21(1), 471-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2011.10.011

Individuals who experience stereotype threat - the pressure resulting from social comparisons that are perceived as unfavourable - show performance decrements across a wide range of tasks. One account of this effect is that the cognitive pressure tri... Read More about Mindful maths: Reducing the impact of stereotype threat through a mindfulness exercise.

Comparing thought suppression and acceptance as coping techniques for food cravings (2012)
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Sandoz, E. K., Hooper, N., Ashton, J., Clarke, A., & McHugh, L. (2012). Comparing thought suppression and acceptance as coping techniques for food cravings. Eating Behaviors, 13(1), 62-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2011.10.002

Handling food cravings seems to play a major role in weight management. Many try to simply avoid cravings. However, avoidance based techniques like thought suppression can make attempts to deal with cravings more difficult. Recent research suggests t... Read More about Comparing thought suppression and acceptance as coping techniques for food cravings.

Comparing thought suppression and mindfulness as coping techniques for spider fear (2011)
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Hooper, N., Davies, N., Davies, L., & McHugh, L. (2011). Comparing thought suppression and mindfulness as coping techniques for spider fear. Consciousness and Cognition, 20(4), 1824-1830. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2011.05.013

The current study compared thought suppression, focused attention (mindfulness) and unfocused attention as strategies for managing spider fear. Spider fearful participants were exposed to a strategy induction before completing a Behavioural Approach... Read More about Comparing thought suppression and mindfulness as coping techniques for spider fear.

The derived generalization of thought suppression (2010)
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Hooper, N., Saunders, J., & McHugh, L. (2010). The derived generalization of thought suppression. Learning and Behavior, 38(2), 160-168. https://doi.org/10.3758/LB.38.2.160

Thought suppression appears to be a relatively ineffective and even counterproductive strategy for dealing with unwanted thoughts. However, the psychological processes responsible for unsuccessful suppression are still underspecified. One process tha... Read More about The derived generalization of thought suppression.