Negative emotional experiences arouse rumination and affect working memory capacity.

@article{Curci2013NegativeEE,
  title={Negative emotional experiences arouse rumination and affect working memory capacity.},
  author={Antonietta Curci and Tiziana Lanciano and Emanuela Soleti and Bernard Rim{\'e}},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={867-80}
}
Following an emotional experience, individuals are confronted with the persistence of ruminative thoughts that disturb the undertaking of other activities. In the present study, we experimentally tested the idea that experiencing a negative emotion triggers a ruminative process that drains working memory (WM) resources normally devoted to other tasks. Undergraduate participants of high versus low WM capacity were administered the operation-word memory span test (OSPAN) as a measure of… CONTINUE READING
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