The results showed that the combined ratmgs from the three judges were significantly and positively associated with the time it took for a stimulus to be consciously perceived. Moreover, the objectively-scored Hysteroid-Obsessoid Questionnaire confirmed the result. In other words, the more repressive style people have, the longer it takes them to consciously perceive a stimulus. Neither age nor IQ was related to the length of time it takes for the stimulus to be perceived. As the authors acknowledge, this finding is but a first step in demonstrating how repression might operate to keep tilings out of conscious awareness, but it is the first study to report the neurophysiological underpinnings of repression.
“( ECRB ) T:Tell me how you feel coming in here today ( CRB2 ) C: Well, to be honest, I was nervous. Sometimes I feel worried about how things will go, but I am really glad I am here. ( TCRB2 ) T: That’s great. I am glad you’re here, too. I look forward to talking to you. ( CRB1 ) C: Whatever, you always say that. (becomes quiet). I don’t know what I am doing talking so much. ( TCRB1 ) T: Now you seem to be withdrawing from me. That makes it hard for me to give you what you might need from me right now. What do you think you want from me as we are talking right now?”.