Trying to stop thinking unwanted, often repetitive thoughts is a familiar experience. However, being aware of such attempts implies that the thought has already reached consciousness. Can we preempt an unwanted thought from coming to mind in the first place?
A new research of the PhD candidate Nur Kassem examines bilingual disadvantaged minority members’ emotional experience and expression as shaped by the group relations in a conflict area. The paper "To feel and talk in a language of conflict: distinct emotional experience and expression of bilinguals among disadvantaged minority members" is Nur's first publication and it summarizes Nur's thesis project, under the supervision of Dr. Anat Perry, in collaboration with Dr. Yonat Rum.