Goal-directed memory: the role of cognitive control in older adults' emotional memory.

@article{Mather2005GoaldirectedMT,
  title={Goal-directed memory: the role of cognitive control in older adults' emotional memory.},
  author={Mara Mather and Marisa R Knight},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={554-70}
}
The present study revealed that older adults recruit cognitive control processes to strengthen positive and diminish negative information in memory. In Experiment 1, older adults engaged in more elaborative processing when retrieving positive memories than they did when retrieving negative memories. In Experiment 2, older adults who did well on tasks involving cognitive control were more likely than those doing poorly to favor positive pictures in memory. In Experiment 3, older adults who were… CONTINUE READING