Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2000

Abstract

Findings of impaired memory in states of dysphoria or depression are summarized and subsumed under different accounts of mood-related memory deficits. Theoretical accounts based on the assumption of a storage system of limited capacity are compared to accounts which emphasize the role of procedures and strategies in attending and remembering. Two reanalyses of a recent experiment in the process-dissociation paradigm are reported. They address issues of dysphoria-related differences in automatic versus controlled uses of memory in a task of word-stem completion. The two reanalyses rest on different assumptions about the relation between automatic and controlled components, but they converge in highlighting the advantages of a procedural rather than capacity-based view of memory deficits. finally. similarities to other research domains and theoretical approaches are outlined.

Document Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/978-94-011-4373-8_11

Editor

Ulrich von Hecker, Stephan Dutke, Grzegorz Sedek

Publisher

Kluwer Academic Publishers

City

Dordrecht

ISBN

9789401058803

Publication Information

Generative Mental Processes and Cognitive Resources: Integrative Research on Adaptation and Control

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