The emotional harbinger effect: poor context memory for cues that previously predicted something arousing.


A key function of memory is to use past experience to predict when something important might happen next. Indeed, cues that previously predicted arousing events (emotional harbingers) garner more attention than other cues. However, the current series of five experiments demonstrates that people have poorer memory for the context of emotional harbinger cues… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0014087


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