Nic Hooper, PhD

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Hooper, N., & Larsson, A. (2015). The Research Journey of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). London. Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

McHugh, L., Sandoz, E., & Hooper, N. (2016). Theoretical Underpinnings: RFT and Contextual Behavioral Science. In Block-Lerner, J. & Cardaciatto, L. (Ed). The Mindfulness-Informed Educator. Routledge: London.

Hooper, N. (2013). Accepting your Cravings. In Kuznetsova, A, Psychology of Cravings. Nova Science Publications: New York.

McHugh, L., Stewart, I. & Hooper, N. (2012). A contemporary functional analytic account of perspective taking. In McHugh & Stewart (Ed), The Self and Perspective Taking; Contributions from Contemporary Behavioral Science. New Harbinger. ISSN: 157224995.

Journal Articles


Hopthrow, T., Hooper, N., Mahmood, L., Meier, B. P., & Weger, U. (2016). Mindfulness reduces the correspondence bias. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1-12.

Monestès, J. L., Karekla, M., Jacobs, N., Michaelides, M. P., Hooper, N., Kleen, M., … & Villatte, M. (2016). Experiential avoidance as a common psychological process in European cultures. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Larsson, A., Hooper, N., Osborne, L., Bennett, B., & McHugh, L. (2016). Using brief cognitive restructuring and cognitive defusion techniques to cope with negative thoughts. Behavior Modification. 40 (3), 452 – 482.


Hooper, N., Erdogan, A., Keen, G., Lawton, K., & McHugh, L. (2015). Perspective taking reduces the fundamental attribution error. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.


Stewart, I., Hooper, N., Walsh, P., O’Keefe, R., Joyce, R., & McHugh, L. (2014). Transformation of Thought Suppression Functions Via Same and Opposite Relations. The Psychological Record, 1-25.


Hooper, N. & McHugh (2013). The effect of multiple thought suppression indulgence cycles on thought occurrence. American Journal of Psychology. 126 (3) 315-322. 2

Hooper, N. & McHugh, L. (2013). Cognitive defusion versus thought distraction in the mitigation of learned helplessness. The Psychological Record (63) 209-218.


Hooper, N., Stewart, I. Duffy, C., Freegard, G., & McHugh, L. (2012). Modelling the direct and indirect effects of thought suppression on behavioral preference. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. 1(1) 73-82.

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Weger, U. W., Hooper, N., Meier, B. P., & Hopthrow, T. (2012). Mindful maths: reducing the impact of stereotype threat through a mindfulness exercise. Consciousness and Cognition .21(1) 471-475. Doi:10.1016/j.concog.2011.10.011.

Hooper, N., Sandoz, E., Ashton, J., Clarke, A., & McHugh, L (2012). Comparing thought suppression and acceptance as coping techniques for food cravings. Eating Behaviors. 13(1) 62-64. Doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2011.10.002.


Hooper, N., Davies, N., Davies, L., & McHugh, L. (2011). Comparing thought suppression and mindfulness as coping strategies in the context of spider fearful thoughts. Consciousness and Cognition. 20(4) 1824-1830. Doi:10.1016/j.concog.2011.05.013.


Hooper, N., Saunders, J. & McHugh, L. (2010). The derived generalization of thought suppression. Learning and Behavior. 38(2) 160-168. Doi:10.3758/LB.38.2.160.

Hooper, N., & Villatte, M., Neofotistou, E., & McHugh, L. (2010). An implicit versus an explicit measure of experiential avoidance. International Journal of Behavior Consultation and Therapy. 6 (3) 233-244.