Suppression of Emotion

The ability to suppress emotions and thoughts varies considerably from one individual to another (Werman, 1983). Suppression has been defined by Werman as the, “volitional elimination or diminution from consciousness, by any means, of undesirable thoughts, feelings, or bodily sensations” (p. 413). The study of thought suppression has grown into a significant area of scientific inquiry. What has compelled the interest of the scientific community is the realisation that “suppression …

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