A positivity effect in autobiographical memory, but not phonemic fluency, in older adults

  title={A positivity effect in autobiographical memory, but not phonemic fluency, in older adults},
  author={Jennifer Christina Tomaszczyk and Myra A. Fernandes},
  journal={Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition},
  pages={699 - 722}
ABSTRACT To investigate whether processing fluency or cognitive control processes underlie aging-related positivity effects in memory, we compared retrieval of words on a fluency task, and of events on an autobiographical task, in younger and older adults. No positivity effect in word output was found on the fluency task, though older adults output more neutral words. For our autobiographical task, participants wrote descriptions of personal events related to cue words (3 each of positive… 
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  • J. Tomaszczyk, M. Fernandes
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section B, Aging, neuropsychology and cognition
  • 2014
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