Reduced negativity effect in older adults' memory for emotional pictures: the heterogeneity-homogeneity list paradigm.

@article{Grhn2007ReducedNE,
  title={Reduced negativity effect in older adults' memory for emotional pictures: the heterogeneity-homogeneity list paradigm.},
  author={Daniel Gr{\"u}hn and Susanne Scheibe and Paul B. Baltes},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={644-9}
}
Using the heterogeneity-homogeneity list paradigm, the authors investigated 48 young adults' (20-30 years) and 48 older adults' (65-75 years) recognition memory for emotional pictures. The authors obtained no evidence for a positivity bias in older adults' memory: Age differences were primarily driven by older adults' diminished ability to remember negative pictures. The authors further found a strong effect of list types: Pictures, particularly neutral ones, were better recognized in… CONTINUE READING

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