Distortion in Memory for Emotions: The Contributions of Personality and Post-Event Knowledge

@inproceedings{Safer2002DistortionIM,
  title={Distortion in Memory for Emotions: The Contributions of Personality and Post-Event Knowledge},
  author={Martin A. Safer and Linda J Levine and Amy L. Drapalski},
  year={2002}
}
Undergraduates (N = 189) rated their test anxiety and emotions immediately before a midterm examination and recalled those feelings 1 week later. Students who learned they had done well on the exam underestimated, and those who learned they had done poorly overestimated, pre-exam test anxiety. Personality traits and emotional states together predicted memory distortion. Specifically, traits predicted the intensity of pre-exam states, such as test anxiety, which in turn predicted later… CONTINUE READING

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