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Cognitive defusion versus experiential avoidance in the reduction of smoking behaviour: an experimental and preliminary investigation (2018)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
Greville, W. J., Monestès, J. L., Monestes, J. L., Greville, 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)
Journal Article
Jackson Brown, F., & Hooper, N. (2017). Spoken rules. New Scientist,

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Evaluating a transdiagnostic acceptance and commitment therapy psychoeducation intervention (2017)
Journal Article
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.

Using brief cognitive restructuring and cognitive defusion techniques to cope with negative thoughts (2016)
Journal Article
Larsson, A., Hooper, N., Osborne, L., Bennett, P., & McHugh, L. (2016). 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

The current study aimed to compare cognitive restructuring and cognitive defusion as techniques for coping with a personally relevant negative thought. Over a five-day period participants were reminded, via SMS messages, to use their assigned strateg... Read More about Using brief cognitive restructuring and cognitive defusion techniques to cope with negative thoughts.

Mindfulness reduces the correspondence bias (2016)
Journal Article
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

The Correspondence Bias (CB) refers to the idea that people sometimes give undue weight to dispositional rather than situational factors when explaining behaviors and attitudes. Three experiments examined whether mindfulness, a non-judgmental focus o... Read More about Mindfulness reduces the correspondence bias.

Theoretical underpinnings: Relational frame theory and contextual behavioral science in a higher education context (2016)
Book Chapter
McHugh, L., Sandoz, E., & Hooper, N. (2016). Theoretical underpinnings: Relational frame theory and contextual behavioral science in a higher education context. In L. Cardaciatto, & J. Block-Lerner (Eds.), The Mindfulness-Informed EducatorRoutledge

Chapter on theoretical underpinnings: Relational frame theory and contextual behavioral science in a higher education context

The Research Journey of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (2015)
Book
Hooper, N., & Larsson, A. (2015). The Research Journey of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Palgrave Macmillan

n 1986 the first research study investigating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) was published. It aimed to determine if an early conceptualization of the ACT model could be used to treat depression. Since this seminal study, further investigati... Read More about The Research Journey of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Transformation of thought suppression functions via same and opposite relations (2015)
Journal Article
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), 275-299. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40732-014-0113-0

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 the aim of generating same and opposite relational respond... Read More about Transformation of thought suppression functions via same and opposite relations.

Perspective taking reduces the fundamental attribution error (2015)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.

Accepting your cravings (2013)
Book Chapter
Hooper, N. (2013). Accepting your cravings. In A. Kuznetsova (Ed.), Psychology of Cravings, 35-60. Nova Science Publishers

Cognitive defusion versus thought distraction in the mitigation of learned helplessness (2013)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
Meier, B. P., Weger, U. W., Weger, U., Hooper, N., Meier, B., & 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.

A contemporary functional analytic account of perspective taking (2012)
Book Chapter
McHugh, L., Stewart, I., & Hooper, N. (2012). A contemporary functional analytic account of perspective taking. In L. McHugh, I. Stewart, & M. Williams (Eds.), The Self and Perspective Taking; Contributions and Applications from Modern Behavioral Science, 55-71. New Harbinger


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