1. The study investigates the effects of suppressing thoughts about emotional material, specifically anxious and depressing thoughts, compared to neutral thoughts.
2. Attempts to suppress thoughts did not completely eliminate their occurrence, indicating that suppressing thoughts may actually lead to their continuation.
3. Subjects who initially engaged in suppression reported more frequent target thoughts during a subsequent expression period, suggesting a rebound effect where attempting to avoid a thought can make it even more intrusive later on.