Week 9 -Emotions and Memory 4 SV

Week 9 -Emotions and Memory 4 SV - Emotions and Memory...

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Emotions and Memory Flashbulb Memories Psychogenic Amnesia
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What are Flashbulb Memories? Produced by very important, dramatic, and surprising public Subset of autobiographical memories Brown and Kulik (1977) – FBMs are different from other forms of memory. They are generally accurate, immune from forgetting, and contain the following info: Informant Place where news was heard Ongoing event Individual’s emotional state Emotional State of others Consequences of the event for the individual
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Criticisms of FBMs Often include errors Just as prone to forgetting as everyday memories (EDMs) Most people believe their memory for the event is accurate What differentiates FBMs from EDMs? Confidence Phenomenology
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What do we know about FBMs? Neisser (1982) People are finding a way to link themselves to history. Emotions spark the creation of the memory, but retelling it strengthens it. Schmidt (2004)
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course PSY 3001 taught by Professor Tallon during the Spring '11 term at Dowling.

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