Cognitive resources, valence, and memory retrieval of emotional events in older adults.

  title={Cognitive resources, valence, and memory retrieval of emotional events in older adults.},
  author={Raluca Petrican and Morris Moscovitch and Ulrich Schimmack},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={23 3},
In 2 studies with older adults, the authors investigated the effect of executive attention resources on the retrieval of emotional public events. Participants completed a battery of working memory tasks, as a measure of executive attention, and a battery of tasks assessing memory, as well as subjective experiences associated with the retrieval of remote public events. Participants also rated the valence of each public event story. The group-rated valence of the public event stories predicted… CONTINUE READING

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