Selective effects of emotion on the phenomenal characteristics of autobiographical memories.

@article{Schaefer2005SelectiveEO,
  title={Selective effects of emotion on the phenomenal characteristics of autobiographical memories.},
  author={Alexandre Schaefer and Pierre Philippot},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2005},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={148-60}
}
The present study investigates the emotional determinants of the phenomenal characteristics of autobiographical memories. A total of 84 participants completed the Memory Characteristics Questionnaire (MCQ, Johnson, Foley, Suengas, & Raye, 1988) after retrieving and orally describing a negative, a positive, and a neutral autobiographical memory. In addition, self-report and physiological measures of emotional state at retrieval were recorded. Results suggest that recall of perceptual, sensory… CONTINUE READING

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