Emotion and vantage point in autobiographical
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Autobiographical memories may be recalled from two different perspectives: Field memories in which the person seems to remember the scene from his/her original point of view and observer memories in which the rememberer sees him/herself in the memory image. Here, 122 undergraduates participated in an experiment examining the relation between field vs. observer perspective in memory for 10 different emotional states, including both positive and negative emotions and emotions associated with high vs. low intensity. Observer perspective was associated with reduced sensory and emotional reliving across all emotions. This effect was observed for naturally occurring memory perspective and when participants were instructed to change their perspective from field to observer, but not when participants were instructed to change perspective from observer to field.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1080/02699930500371190
Publication InfoBerntsen, D; & Rubin, DC (2006). Emotion and vantage point in autobiographical. Cognition and Emotion, 20(8). pp. 1193-1215. 10.1080/02699930500371190. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/10098.
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Juanita M. Kreps Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
For .pdfs of all publications click here My main research interest has been in long-term memory, especially for complex (or "real-world") stimuli. This work includes the study of autobiographical memory