Memories of an Emotional and a Nonemotional Event: Effects of Aging and Delay Interval

  title={Memories of an Emotional and a Nonemotional Event: Effects of Aging and Delay Interval},
  author={Elizabeth A. Kensinger and Anne C. Krendl and Suzanne Corkin},
  journal={Experimental Aging Research},
  pages={23 - 45}
ABSTRACT The present study compared the memory of young and older adults for details pertaining to two public events of close temporal proximity but varying emotional import—the Columbia shuttle explosion and the 2003 Super Bowl. Participants responded to surveys sent within 2 weeks of these events and then again 7 months later, providing information about event-related details (i.e., of the events themselves) and personal details (i.e., of the reception event). Both age groups rated the… 

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