Changing Current Appraisals of Mothers Leads to Changes in Childhood Memories of Love Toward Mothers

@article{Patihis2019ChangingCA,
  title={Changing Current Appraisals of Mothers Leads to Changes in Childhood Memories of Love Toward Mothers},
  author={Lawrence Patihis and Cristobal S. Cruz and Mario E Herrera},
  journal={Clinical Psychological Science},
  year={2019},
  volume={7},
  pages={1125 - 1143}
}
False memories in therapy have previously been identified as problematic, but memory-of-emotion distortions have been underdiscussed in this context. Past research has suggested that cognitive reappraisals are associated with changes in memory of emotions. We investigated whether these findings would generalize to an important emotion (love), target (mothers), and time (childhood). In samples of adults, we manipulated current appraisals of mothers to examine the effect on memory of love felt in… Expand
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