A pancultural perspective on the fading affect bias in autobiographical memory

@article{Ritchie2015APP,
  title={A pancultural perspective on the fading affect bias in autobiographical memory},
  author={Timothy D. Ritchie and Tamzin J Batteson and Annette Bohn and Matthew T Crawford and G. V. Ferguson and Robert W. Schrauf and Rodney J. Vogl and W. Richard Walker},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2015},
  volume={23},
  pages={278 - 290}
}
The fading affect bias (FAB) refers to the negative affect associated with autobiographical events fading faster than the positive affect associated with such events, a reliable and valid valence effect established by researchers in the USA. The present study examined the idea that the FAB is a ubiquitous emotion regulating phenomenon in autobiographical memory that is present in people from a variety of cultures. We tested for evidence of the FAB by sampling more than 2400 autobiographical… 
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