SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.21 issue3A dissociação dos efeitos das expectativas nas impressões e memória de pessoas e grupos: o Modelo TRAPEm busca da distinção perdida: acessibilidade versus disponibilidade mnésicas em cognição social author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Análise Psicológica

Print version ISSN 0870-8231


BERNARDES, Dora Luisa Geraldes. Dizer «não» aos estereótipos sociais: as ironias do controlo mental. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2003, vol.21, n.3, pp.307-321. ISSN 0870-8231.

For a variety of reasons, social perceivers may often attempt to actively inhibit stereotypic thoughts before their effects impinge on judgement and behaviour. However, research on the psychology of mental control raises doubts about the efficacy of this strategy. Indeed, this work suggests that when people attempt to suppress unwanted thoughts, these thoughts are likely to subsequently reappear with even greater insistence than if they had never been suppressed (i.e., a «rebound» effect). The present article comprises a review of the literature about this ironic effect concerning unwanted stereotypic thoughts about others. Although stereotype rebound occurs under some circumstances, it is suggested that a complete understanding of this phenomenon requires a consideration of the full array of possible moderating influences.

Keywords : Social stereotyping; thought suppression; rebound effect.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License