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How do negatively valenced pictures influenxe the episodic memory?

Nielsen, Karin Momme (2004)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine the influence of emotionally negative valenced pictures on the memory process. Appraisal theory of emotions was included as a framework for the understanding of how the emotional process functions with supplementation from evolutionary theory in order to develop the view. The memory process was understood in the frame of especially Tulving's (1986) distinction between episodic and semantic memory, providing for an for the thesis essential connection to the "Remember-Know" theory. Further, memory of emotional events was discussed within the frame of mainly forensic theory provided by Christianson (1992; 1996). The study suggests that negative stimuli initiate faster and more thorough processing and that... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine the influence of emotionally negative valenced pictures on the memory process. Appraisal theory of emotions was included as a framework for the understanding of how the emotional process functions with supplementation from evolutionary theory in order to develop the view. The memory process was understood in the frame of especially Tulving's (1986) distinction between episodic and semantic memory, providing for an for the thesis essential connection to the "Remember-Know" theory. Further, memory of emotional events was discussed within the frame of mainly forensic theory provided by Christianson (1992; 1996). The study suggests that negative stimuli initiate faster and more thorough processing and that this causes a subsequent better representation in the episodic memory. Whereas a phenomenological qualitative difference consequently was identified, no similar difference in the quantity of remembered pictures was detected. (Less)
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Nielsen, Karin Momme
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Psychology, Psykologi
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English
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1356415
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2004-11-08
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine the influence of emotionally negative valenced pictures on the memory process. Appraisal theory of emotions was included as a framework for the understanding of how the emotional process functions with supplementation from evolutionary theory in order to develop the view. The memory process was understood in the frame of especially Tulving's (1986) distinction between episodic and semantic memory, providing for an for the thesis essential connection to the "Remember-Know" theory. Further, memory of emotional events was discussed within the frame of mainly forensic theory provided by Christianson (1992; 1996). The study suggests that negative stimuli initiate faster and more thorough processing and that this causes a subsequent better representation in the episodic memory. Whereas a phenomenological qualitative difference consequently was identified, no similar difference in the quantity of remembered pictures was detected.},
  author       = {Nielsen, Karin Momme},
  keyword      = {Psychology,Psykologi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {How do negatively valenced pictures influenxe the episodic memory?},
  year         = {2004},
}