Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.4756
Title: A Novel Approach to Investigating the Effect of Anxiety on Working Memory Recall using an Adapted Brown-Peterson Task
Authors: Jarrold, Chris
Issue Date: 7-Apr-2021
Publisher: PsychArchives
Abstract: Working memory may provide a means of holding information in mind that reduces susceptibility to distraction. In contrast anxiety might make individuals’ more prone to memory intrusions, particularly those with an emotional content. This project explores whether any such protection depends on individuals’ working memory capacity, levels of anxiety, and the nature of distractors that might intrude into memory. At least fifty adult participants will be assessed. Participants will complete a version of a working memory task in which a pre-load of words is followed by a period of distraction, and then a recall test. The amount of information to be remembered will be varied across trials. Distractors will vary in whether they are negatively valenced or not, and attended to or not. Participants’ short-term memory capacity and state and trait levels of anxiety will also be measured.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/4198
http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.4756
Citation: Jarrold, C. (2021). A Novel Approach to Investigating the Effect of Anxiety on Working Memory Recall using an Adapted Brown-Peterson Task. PsychArchives. https://doi.org/10.23668/PSYCHARCHIVES.4756
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