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dc.contributor.authorRidout, Nathanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDritschel, Barbaraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMatthews, Keith Ben_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcVicar, Maureenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorReid, Ian Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorO'Carroll, Ronanen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the present study was to establish if patients with major depression (MD) exhibit a memory bias for sad faces, relative to happy and neutral, when the affective element of the faces is not explicitly processed at encoding. To this end, 16 psychiatric out-patients with MD and 18 healthy, never-depressed controls (HC) were presented with a series of emotional faces and were required to identify the gender of the individuals featured in the photographs. Participants were subsequently given a recognition memory test for these faces. At encoding, patients with MD exhibited a non-significant tendency towards slower gender identification (GI) times, relative to HC, for happy faces. However, the GI times of the two groups did not differ for sad or neutral faces. At memory testing, patients with MD did not exhibit the expected memory bias for sad faces. Similarly, HC did not demonstrate enhanced memory for happy faces. Overall, patients with MD were impaired in their memory for the faces relative to the HC. The current findings are consistent with the proposal that mood-congruent memory biases are contingent upon explicit processing of the emotional element of the to-be-remembered material at encoding.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Psychology Press)en_UK
dc.relationRidout N, Dritschel B, Matthews KB, McVicar M, Reid IC & O'Carroll R (2009) Memory for emotional faces in major depression following judgement of physical facial characteristics at encoding, Cognition and Emotion, 23 (4), pp. 739-752.
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dc.subjectCognitive psychologyen_UK
dc.subjectMemory Social aspectsen_UK
dc.subjectMental disordersen_UK
dc.titleMemory for emotional faces in major depression following judgement of physical facial characteristics at encodingen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleCognition and Emotionen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAston Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of St Andrewsen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aberdeenen_UK
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