Remembering the good, forgetting the bad: intentional forgetting of emotional material in depression.

@article{Joormann2005RememberingTG,
  title={Remembering the good, forgetting the bad: intentional forgetting of emotional material in depression.},
  author={Jutta Joormann and Paula T. Hertel and Faith A Brozovich and Ian H. Gotlib},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={114 4},
  pages={640-8}
}
The authors examined intentional forgetting of negative material in depression. Participants were instructed to not think about emotional nouns that they had learned to associate with a neutral cue word. The authors provided participants with multiple occasions to suppress the unwanted words. Overall, depressed participants successfully forgot negative words. Moreover, the authors obtained a clear practice effect. However, forgetting came at a cost: Compared with the nondepressed participants… CONTINUE READING

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