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Trait Dissociation and the Subjective Affective, Motivational, and Phenomenological Experience of Self-Defining Memories

Title: Trait Dissociation and the Subjective Affective, Motivational, and Phenomenological Experience of Self-Defining Memories.
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Name(s): Sutin, Angelina, author
Stockdale, Gary, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2011
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The present research reports 2 studies that examine the relation between nonpathological trait dissociation and the subjective affect, motivation, and phenomenology of self-defining memories. In Study 1 (N=293), participants retrieved and rated the emotional and motivational experience of a general and a positive and negative achievement-related memory. Study 2 (N=449) extended these ratings to relationship-related memories and the phenomenological experience of the memory. Dissociation was associated with incongruent affect in valenced memories (e.g., positive affect in a negative memory) and memories that were visually incoherent and saturated with power motivation, hubristic pride, and shame, regardless of valence or domain. The present findings demonstrate that autobiographical memories, which integrate emotional, motivational, and phenomenological components, reflect the emotional and motivational processes inherent to dissociation.
Identifier: FSU_migr_mhs-0017 (IID), 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00708.x (DOI)
Keywords: dissociative disorders, emotions, memory, episodic, mental recall, motivation, personality
Uncontrolled subjects: Dissociative Disorders, Emotions, Female, Humans, Male, Memory, Memory, Episodic, Mental Recall, Motivation, Personality, Students, Universities
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Citation: Sutin, A. R. and Stockdale, G. D. (2011), Trait Dissociation and the Subjective Affective, Motivational, and Phenomenological Experience of Self-Defining Memories. Journal of Personality, 79: 939–964. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00708.x
Subject(s): Cognition
Perception
Medical sciences
Mental health
Social psychiatry
Mental illness
Psychiatry
Psychology
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00708.x
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_mhs-0017
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of personality.
Issue: 5, 79

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Sutin, A., & Stockdale, G. (2011). Trait Dissociation and the Subjective Affective, Motivational, and Phenomenological Experience of Self-Defining Memories. Journal Of Personality. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00708.x