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Intentional Binding of Negative Items in Memory

Title: Intentional Binding of Negative Items in Memory.
Name(s): Zimmerman, Carissa A., author
Kelley, Colleen, professor directing dissertation
Eklund, Robert, university representative
Charness, Neil, committee member
Kaschak, Michael, committee member
Plant, Ashby, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Memory for individual negative items, such as words and pictures, is consistently superior to memory for individual neutral items; however, recent research has found that relational memory for pairs of negative items is not enhanced relative to their neutral counterparts. The current experiments investigated the boundary conditions for this lack of negative associative memory enhancement and repeatedly found that memory for negative word pairs was not better than memory for neutral word pairs. In fact, cued recall of negative stimuli exceeded that of neutral stimuli only when word pairs were encoded holistically, as in the case of adjective-noun pairs. Findings are discussed in terms of the important dissociation between item and associative memory, and the implications of this distinction for theories of emotional memory in general. Finally, a discrete-emotion approach to emotional memory is introduced as one fruitful avenue for exploration.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0487 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2010.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: June 17, 2010.
Keywords: Emotion, Cued Recall, Paired Associates, Associative Memory, Relational Memory
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Colleen Kelley, Professor Directing Dissertation; Robert Eklund, University Representative; Neil Charness, Committee Member; Michael Kaschak, Committee Member; Ashby Plant, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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