The emotional and reconstructive determinants of emotional memories: An experimental approach to flashbulb memory investigation

@article{Lanciano2010TheEA,
  title={The emotional and reconstructive determinants of emotional memories: An experimental approach to flashbulb memory investigation},
  author={Tiziana Lanciano and Antonietta Curci and G{\"u}n R. Semin},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={473 - 485}
}
Flashbulb memories (FBMs) are vivid and detailed memories of the reception context of a public emotional event. Brown and Kulik (1977) introduced the label FBM to suggest the idea that individuals are able to preserve knowledge of an event in an indiscriminate way, in analogy with a photograph that preserves all details of a scene. Research work on FBMs has primarily been conducted using a naturalistic approach in order to explore the role of the emotional and reconstructive factors on FBM… 
Do automatic mental associations detect a flashbulb memory?
TLDR
Jointly considered, the results from the two studies showed that the implicit measures were able to discriminate a FBM, and appeared significantly associated with explicit traditional measures of FBM Specificity, Confidence, and Consistency.
Towards a better integration of emotional factors in autobiographical memory
TLDR
Recommendations are made to provide an assessment of emotional responses that includes appraisals, action tendencies, bodily sensations, and emotion intensity, and adopt systematically a multi-component approach of ABM measurement, which takes accuracy, consistency, vividness, degree of details, and confidence into account.
“I Knew It Would Happen ... And I Remember It!”: The Flashbulb Memory for the Death of Pope John Paul II
Flashbulb memory (FBM) has been defined as a vivid and detailed memory for the circumstances under which one first learned of a consequential and emotionally involving event. The present study aimed
Flashbulb memories of the Pope's resignation: Explicit and implicit measures across differing religious groups
TLDR
The present evidence supports the idea that FBMs are special autobiographical memories which remain detailed, certain and consistent over time.
Playing the flashbulb memory game: A comment on Cubelli and Della Sala
Intentional Forgetting: Investigating Interpretations and Future Potentials of Cognitive Control
TLDR
This paper investigates the current research on intentional forgetting, specifically the narrow interpretations of both intention and forgetting a memory, paired with the issues that arise due to the assumptions associated with these terms.
Flashbulb Memories
We review and analyze the key theories, debates, findings, and omissions of the existing literature on flashbulb memories (FBMs), including what factors affect their formation, retention, and degree
Do psychopathic traits impair autobiographical memory for emotional life experiences?
TLDR
Coldheartedness was the psychopathic trait most associated to a deficit in emotional AM, in terms of a lack of hedonic labels and contextual details, a poor emotional evaluation of the event and its implications, and highly confident and coherent memory.
Flashbulb Memories for the September 11 th Terrorist Attacks : Long-Term Retention , Confidence , and the Influence of Rehearsal and Emotion
sammanfattning Flashbulb memories are memories for circumstances in which one first learned of a surprising, consequential, and emotional event. Classic flashbulb memory research suggests that this
The Fractal Nature in the Mystic Chords of Memory? Parallels Between Changes in Personal and Public Memories
Over the past three decades, psychologists have studied a colorful and common memory phenomenon known as flashbulb memories. These are unusually clear and detailed recollections of the events that
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 55 REFERENCES
Flashbulb memories for expected events : a test of the emotional-integrative model
Flashbulb memories (FBMs) are vivid, long-lasting and consistent recollections for the reception context of shocking and unexpected public news. Only a few studies have assessed FBMs for predictable
Flashbulb memories and the underlying mechanisms of their formation: Toward an emotional-integrative model
TLDR
Investigating the FBMs that Belgian citizens developed upon learning of the unexpected death of their king Baudouin revealed that the third model, which takes into account emotional processes, better explains FBM.
The formation of flashbulb memories
TLDR
A causal analysis of secondary variables showed that the formation of FB memories was primarily associated with the level of importance attached to the event and level of affective response to the news.
Flashbulb memories: Special, but not so special
TLDR
It was concluded that the loss of information during one year contradicts the notion that flashbulb memories persist in absolute accuracy over time, as has been claimed in previous studies.
Follow-up of a cross-national comparison on flashbulb and event memory for the September 11th attacks
TLDR
Results showed that national membership had a significant impact on event memory, and the emotional and rehearsal variables, but flashbulb memories for the September 11th attacks were found to be high and consistent across different countries.
The role of importance/consequentiality appraisal in flashbulb memory formation: the case of the death of Pope John Paul II
This study investigates how flashbulb memories (FBMs) relative to the death of Pope John Paul II vary according to the persons' evaluation of the event's importance and consequences. In particular,
Latent variable models for the measurement of flashbulb memories: a comparative approach
Flashbulb memories are defined as vivid, long-lasting, and detailed memories for the circumstances in which people learned of shocking and important public events, that is the so-called reception
Flashbulb memories for the space shuttle disaster: A tale of two theories
Is flashbulb memory a special instance of source memory? Evidence from older adults
TLDR
It is speculated that emotionally arousing autobiographical memories may be qualitatively different from everyday memories and may involve the amygdala.
Remembering emotional events
TLDR
A small role for retention interval is indicated in moderating emotion's effects on memory, however, emotion had markedly different impacts on different types of material: Emotion improved memory for gist and basic-level visual information and for plot-irrelevant details associated, both temporally and spatially, with the event’s center.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...