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 cognitive control 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.
Hertel, P.T. (2007). Impairments in inhibition or cognitive control in psychological disorders. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 12(3), 149-153. doi: 10.1016/j.appsy.2007.09.006
Applied and Preventive Psychology