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Impairments in inhibition or cognitive control in psychological disorders
Applied and Preventive Psychology
  • Paula T Hertel, Trinity University
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Contributions to this special issue of Applied & Preventive Psychology richly elucidate connections between a variety of psychological disorders and performance in a number of tasks that are used to reason about inhibitory deficits. This commentary calls attention to the different uses of the concept of inhibition - vernacular, neural, operational, and theoretical - and suggests that the term cognitivecontrol avoids claims about dampened memory representations that are difficult to support. Central findings from the reviews are summarized; evidence concerning suppression-induced forgetting is featured and directions to foster application are discussed.
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Hertel, P. T. (2007). Impairments in inhibition or cognitive control in psychological disorders. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 12(3), 149-153