The effects of psychoeducation on thought-action fusion, thought suppression, and responsibility
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Behav. Ther. Exp. Psychiatry
Thought-action fusion; Psychoeducation; Intrusive thoughts; Cognitive; intervention; OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER; RELIABILITY; INTRUSIONS; VALIDITY; Psychology, Clinical; Psychiatry
The current study examined the effects of a psychoeducational intervention designed to target thought-action fusion (TAF) on TAF, thought suppression, and responsibility cognitions. 139 undergraduate students (25 male; 114 female) who were relatively high in TAF with respect to their peers served as participants. Immediately following intervention, individuals who had received psychoeducation regarding TAF reported significantly lower morality TAF scores than individuals who had received psychoeducation regarding thoughts in general and individuals in the control group. At the two-week follow-up assessment, the likelihood TAF scores of those who had received psychoeducation regarding TAF were significantly lower than those of the control group. In addition, the group that received psychoeducation regarding TAF was the only group that did not experience a significant increase in thought suppression from baseline to post-intervention, and was also the only group to experience an increase in both frequency of and belief in low-responsibility thoughts from baseline to follow-up. Implications are discussed. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
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