Everyday attention lapses and memory failures: The affective consequences of mindlessness

  title={Everyday attention lapses and memory failures: The affective consequences of mindlessness},
  author={Jonathan S. A. Carriere and J. Cheyne and D. Smilek},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  • Jonathan S. A. Carriere, J. Cheyne, D. Smilek
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Consciousness and Cognition
  • We examined the affective consequences of everyday attention lapses and memory failures. Significant associations were found between self-report measures of attention lapses (MAAS-LO), attention-related cognitive errors (ARCES), and memory failures (MFS), on the one hand, and boredom (BPS) and depression (BDI-II), on the other. Regression analyses confirmed previous findings that the ARCES partially mediates the relation between the MAAS-LO and MFS. Further regression analyses also indicated… CONTINUE READING
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