Delduca, Claire M. and Jones, Steven H. and Barnard, Philip (2010) A preliminary investigation of the effect of hypomanic personality on the specificity of autobiographical memory recall. Memory, 18 (1). pp. 12-26. ISSN 0965-8211Full text not available from this repository.
There is some evidence that patients with bipolar disorder recall more overgeneral than specific autobiographical memories, a pattern widely reported in depression. However, there are also theoretical arguments (Barnard, Watkins, & Ramponi, 2006) suggesting that experiential processing should predominate during mania/hypomania, with an associated prediction of an increase in specific rather than overgeneral memories. This hypothesis was explicitly tested using the Autobiographical Memory Test (AMT). The specificity and speed of autobiographical recollection was compared for those with high or low levels of hypomanic personality as indexed by the Hypomanic Personality Scale (HPS). High HPS scorers recalled specific autobiographical memories in response to unpleasant cues more frequently and faster than low scorers. These results provide partial support for the hypothesis, but only for unpleasant cues.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Memory|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Hypomanic personality ; Autobiographical memory ; Bipolar disorder ; Experiential processing ; Interacting Cognitive Subsystems model|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||24 Feb 2010 15:32|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 15:32|
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