publication . Bachelor thesis . 2012

The impact of picture cue emotionality on metamemory and cued recall of associated words

Resch, Eric;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Stockholms universitet, Psykologiska institutionen
  • Country: Sweden
Judgments of learning (JOL) are subjective predictions about how well information will be remembered in the future. Emotional stimuli have shown to be better remembered in free recall experiments, but not in cued recall experiments, even though JOLs have shown to be higher for emotional stimuli. The aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that emotional cues lead to higher JOLs but worse recollection performance than neutral counterparts. Twenty-eight undergraduate students participated in the study to rate and memorize neutral words paired with pictures that varied in emotionality (negative, neutral) and composition (high-complex, low-complex). The ...
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