...and they think you should stop it immediately.
Influencing events before they happen is also within their remit, the study by a respected psychologist found.
The publication of the results in a leading social science journal will make waves in the staid world of science, where everyone wears grey and is irrepressibly dull.
'There are all manner of things that you are probably thinking right now that we don't approve of' said a spokesperson for the national daily, 'These findings just go to prove that we were right all along.'
Fortunately, there is a cure for this, all you need to do, allegedly, is to take large doses of tabloid journalism, every day until you start believing everything you read.
That's just the first step, you will know when you are on the road to normalcy when the things you read in the national daily papers make your blood boil to such an extent that you have to start writing letters to the editor, displaying your narrow world view and inability to grasp abstract concepts.
There, all better.