Does the age-related positivity effect in autobiographical recall reflect differences in appraisal or memory?

@article{Schryer2014DoesTA,
  title={Does the age-related positivity effect in autobiographical recall reflect differences in appraisal or memory?},
  author={Emily Schryer and M. L. Ross},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={
          548-56
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Two studies examined the extent to which the age-related positivity effect in autobiographical recall is the result of age differences in appraisal and memory. METHODS In Study 1, older and younger participants reported 1 pleasant and 1 unpleasant event for 5 days. Participants attempted to recall those events a week later. In Study 2, older and younger participants imagined that positive, negative, and neutral hypothetical events had occurred either to themselves or to an… CONTINUE READING

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