Emotional arousal and memory: a test of the poststimulus processing hypothesis.

@article{Hulse2007EmotionalAA,
  title={Emotional arousal and memory: a test of the poststimulus processing hypothesis.},
  author={Lynn M Hulse and Kevin Allan and A. Y. Memon and Jessica D. Read},
  journal={The American journal of psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={120 1},
  pages={73-90}
}
Emotional arousal is believed to enhance memory for details central to an episode but impair memory for peripheral details. However, new research suggests that arousal induced thematically (i.e., through involvement with an unfolding event) produces only memory enhancements. This article examines whether consciously controlled elaborative processing in the aftermath of an arousing experience is responsible. A dual task manipulation was used to prevent participants from ruminating over a video… CONTINUE READING