Source memory enhancement for emotional words.

  title={Source memory enhancement for emotional words.},
  author={Shawna Doerksen and Arthur P. Shimamura},
  volume={1 1},
The influence of emotional stimuli on source memory was investigated by using emotionally valenced words. The words were colored blue or yellow (Experiment 1) or surrounded by a blue or yellow frame (Experiment 2). Participants were asked to associate the words with the colors. In both experiments, emotionally valenced words elicited enhanced free recall compared with nonvalenced words; however, recognition memory was not affected. Source memory for the associated color was also enhanced for… CONTINUE READING
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