Implicit and Explicit Memory of Neutral, Negative Emotional, and Sexual Information

  title={Implicit and Explicit Memory of Neutral, Negative Emotional, and Sexual Information},
  author={S. Bush and J. Geer},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • S. Bush, J. Geer
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • Implicit and explicit memory for sexual, negative emotional, and neutral words using Jacoby's process dissociation framework was investigated. This framework provides estimates of conscious (explicit) and automatic (implicit) influences on memory. We found that explicit memory was greater for the sexual words when compared to negative emotional and neutral words and suggest that these results are due to increased saliency of sexual stimuli. Dividing attention did not decrease explicit memory… CONTINUE READING
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