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Operant conditioning of autobiographical memory retrieval.

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Functional avoidance is considered as one of the key mechanisms underlying overgeneral autobiographical memory (OGM). According to this view OGM is regarded as a learned cognitive avoidance strategy, based on principles of operant conditioning; i.e., individuals learn to avoid the emotionally painful consequences associated with the retrieval of specific negative memories. The aim of the present study was to test one of the basic assumptions of the functional avoidance account, namely that au...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Craeynest, M More by this author
Hermans, D More by this author
Journal:
Memory (Hove, England)
Volume:
22
Issue:
3
Pages:
171-183
Publication date:
2014
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EISSN:
1464-0686
ISSN:
0965-8211
URN:
uuid:7e3e68bd-23e4-4864-b969-79ee1f8279c1
Source identifiers:
389246
Local pid:
pubs:389246

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