Working Memory and Emotion: Ruminations on a Theory of Depression

@article{Baddeley2013WorkingMA,
  title={Working Memory and Emotion: Ruminations on a Theory of Depression},
  author={A. Baddeley},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={20 - 27}
}
  • A. Baddeley
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
A broad theory of depression is proposed based on a blend of Hume's (D. Hume, 1978, A Treatise of Human Nature. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. Original work published 1739) concept of a valenced world and Damasio's (A. R. Damasio, 1994, Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain. New York, NY: Putnam) somatic marker hypothesis. It is proposed that behavior is governed by a hedonic detector system coupled to working memory. Depression is assumed to reflect a malfunction of… Expand

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