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Remembering emotional events: The relevance of memory for associated emotions.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2006 (English)In: Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Blackwell Publishing, Singapore , 2006, 59-82 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter presents a brief review of basic principles uncovered in studies of the relations between emotion and memory. Understanding these principles is crucial when eliciting and evaluating the recall of witnesses to and victims and perpetrators of violent crime.. Research shows that traumatic experiences tend to persist in memory, both with respect to the emotional event itself and with respect to the central, critical detail information of the emotion-eliciting event. Such consistent findings make it possible to capitalize on the interconnection that seems to exist between memory for the event as such and associated emotions. We discuss the issue of memory of associated emotions in order to highlight their potential as cues in retrieving information from episodic memory.

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Blackwell Publishing, Singapore , 2006. 59-82 p.
Keyword [en]
emotion, memory, crime
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-20033ISBN: 9781405139816OAI: diva2:186558
Available from: 2007-11-21 Created: 2007-11-21Bibliographically approved

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