Emotion and memory: A recognition advantage for positive and negative words independent of arousal

  title={Emotion and memory: A recognition advantage for positive and negative words independent of arousal},
  author={J. Adelman and Zachary Estes},
  • J. Adelman, Zachary Estes
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognition
  • Much evidence indicates that emotion enhances memory, but the precise effects of the two primary factors of arousal and valence remain at issue. Moreover, the current knowledge of emotional memory enhancement is based mostly on small samples of extremely emotive stimuli presented in unnaturally high proportions without adequate affective, lexical, and semantic controls. To investigate how emotion affects memory under conditions of natural variation, we tested whether arousal and valence… CONTINUE READING
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