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Emotionality, distinctiveness, and recollective experience.

Dewhurst, Stephen A. and Parry, Lisa A. (2000) Emotionality, distinctiveness, and recollective experience. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 12 (4). pp. 541-551. ISSN 1464-0635

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Abstract

Two experiments investigated the effects of emotional stimuli on recollective experience in recognition memory. In Experiment 1, words judged to evoke a positive emotional response (e.g., warmth, freedom) or a negative emotional response (e.g., mucus, corpse) were associated with more ''remember'' responses than emotionally neutral words (e.g., crate, border) when presented in mixed lists. This effect was stronger with negative words than with positive words. In Experiment 2 the effects of emotional stimuli were eliminated when participants studied pure lists of either all emotional or all neutral words. These findings are discussed in relation to Rajaram's (1996) distinctiveness account of recollective experience.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Cognitive Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 18848
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2008 16:26
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/18848

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