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Interpretation training influences memory for prior interpretations.

Salemink, E and Hertel, P and Mackintosh, B (2010) 'Interpretation training influences memory for prior interpretations.' Emotion, 10 (6). pp. 903-907. ISSN 1528-3542

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Abstract

Anxiety is associated with memory biases when the initial interpretation of the event is taken into account. This experiment examined whether modification of interpretive bias retroactively affects memory for prior events and their initial interpretation. Before training, participants imagined themselves in emotionally ambiguous scenarios to which they provided endings that often revealed their interpretations. Then they were trained to resolve the ambiguity in other situations in a consistently positive (n = 37) or negative way (n = 38) before they tried to recall the initial scenarios and endings. Results indicated that memory for the endings was imbued with the emotional tone of the training, whereas memory for the scenarios was unaffected.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anxiety; cognitive bias modification; interpretation bias; memory
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 15:32
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:07
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/5640

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