Mood and memory.

  title={Mood and memory.},
  author={G. Bower},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={36 2},
  • G. Bower
  • Published 1981
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
  • This article describes experiments in which happy or sad moods were induced in subjects by hyp- notic suggestion to investigate the influence of emo- tions on memory and thinking. One result was that subjects exhibited mood-state-dependent memory in recall of word lists, personal experiences recorded in a daily diary, and childhood experiences; people recalled a greater percentage of those experiences that were affectively congruent with the mood they were in dur- ing recall. Second, emotion… CONTINUE READING
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