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dc.contributor.authorSzpunar, Karl
dc.contributor.authorAddis, D. R.
dc.contributor.authorSchacter, Daniel L.
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-11T13:17:23Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationSzpunar, K. K., D. R. Addis, and D. L. Schacter. 2012. “Memory for Emotional Simulations: Remembering a Rosy Future.” Psychological Science 23 (1) (January 9): 24-29. doi:10.1177/0956797611422237. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797611422237.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0956-7976en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11688795
dc.description.abstractMental simulations of future experiences are often concerned with emotionally arousing events. Although it is widely believed that mental simulations enhance future behavior, virtually nothing is known about the mnemonic fate of these simulations over time or whether emotional simulations are especially well-remembered. We used a novel paradigm, combining recently developed methods for generating future event simulations and well-established memory testing procedures, to examine the retention of positive, negative, and neutral simulations over multiple delays. We found that with increasing delay, details associated with negative simulations become more difficult to remember than details associated with positive and neutral simulations. We suggest that these delay-by-emotion interactions reflect the mnemonic influence of fading affect bias, where negative reactions fade more quickly than positive ones, resulting in a tendency to remember a rosy simulated future. We also discuss implications for affective disorders such as depression and anxiety.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1177/0956797611422237en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.titleMemory for Emotional Simulations: Remembering a Rosy Futureen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.relation.journalPsychological Scienceen_US
dash.depositing.authorSchacter, Daniel L.
dc.date.available2014-02-11T13:17:23Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0956797611422237*
workflow.legacycommentsFARen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedSzpunar, Karl
dash.contributor.affiliatedSchacter, Daniel
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-2460-6061


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