Individual differences in working memory capacity partly arise from variability in attention control, a process influenced by negative emotional content. Thus, individual differences in working memory capacity should be predictive of differences in the ability to regulate attention in emotional contexts. To address this hypothesis, a complex-span working memory task (symmetry span) was modified so that negative arousing images or neutral images subtended the background during the encoding phase.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 26-28)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Psychology