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dc.contributor.authorKensinger, Elizabeth A.
dc.contributor.authorGaroff-Eaton, Rachel J.
dc.contributor.authorSchacter, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-11T18:46:59Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationKensinger, Elizabeth A., Rachel J. Garoff-Eaton, and Daniel L. Schacter. 2007. Effects of emotion on memory specificity in young and older adults. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences 62, no. 4: P208-P215.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1079-5014en_US
dc.identifier.issn1758-5368en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3293012
dc.description.abstractTo examine how emotional content affects the amount of visual detail remembered, we had young and older adults study neutral, negative, and positive objects. At retrieval, they distinguished same (identical) from similar (same verbal label, different visual details) and new (nonstudied) objects. A same response to a same item indicated memory for visual details (specific recognition), whereas a same or similar response to a same or similar item signified memory for the general sort of object (general recognition). Both age groups showed enhanced specific recognition for negative (not positive) objects. Young adults' general recognition advantage also was restricted to negative objects, whereas older adults showed enhanced general recognition for positive and negative objects. Negative (not positive) content enhanced the visual specificity of memory in both ages, but positive content conferred a general memory advantage only for older adults.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGerontological Society of Americaen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://psychsoc.gerontologyjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/62/4/P208en_US
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dc.titleEffects of Emotion on Memory Specificity in Young and Older Adultsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
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dc.relation.journalJournals of Gerontology Series Ben_US
dash.depositing.authorSchacter, Daniel
dc.date.available2009-09-11T18:46:59Z
dash.contributor.affiliatedSchacter, Daniel


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