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Dysphoric students show higher use of the observer perspective in their retrieval of positive versus negative autobiographical memories.

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Autobiographical memories are retrieved as images from either a field perspective or an observer perspective. The observer perspective is thought to dull emotion. Positive affect is blunted in depressed mood. Consequently, are positive events recalled from an observer perspective in depressed mood? We investigated the relationship between memory vantage perspective and depressive symptoms in a student sample. Participants completed the Autobiographical Memory Test (AMT; Williams and Broadbent...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Memory (Hove, England)
Volume:
21
Issue:
4
Pages:
423-430
Publication date:
2013
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-0686
ISSN:
0965-8211
URN:
uuid:4ef5cbaa-caae-4eab-9bf4-773af613a0c7
Source identifiers:
405901
Local pid:
pubs:405901

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