Viewing instructions impact emotional memory differently in older and young adults.

@article{Emery2008ViewingII,
  title={Viewing instructions impact emotional memory differently in older and young adults.},
  author={Lisa Emery and Thomas M Hess},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={2-12}
}
The current study examines how the instructions given during picture viewing impact age differences in incidental emotional memory. Previous research has suggested that older adults' memory may be better when they make emotional rather than perceptual evaluations of stimuli and that their memory may show a positivity bias in tasks with open-ended viewing instructions. Across two experiments, participants viewing photographs either received open-ended instructions or were asked to make… CONTINUE READING