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    Differential effects of angry faces on working memory updating in younger and older adults

    Berger, Natalie and Richards, Anne and Davelaar, Eddy J. (2018) Differential effects of angry faces on working memory updating in younger and older adults. Psychology and Aging 33 (4), pp. 667-673. ISSN 0882-7974.

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    Research suggests that cognition-emotion interactions change with age. In the present study, younger and older adults completed a 2-back task, and the effects of negative stimuli were analyzed as a function of their status in the n-back sequence. Older adults were found to benefit more from angry than from neutral probes relative to younger adults. However, they were slower when lures were angry and less accurate when lures and probes had the same emotion. The results suggest that recollection of the n-back sequence was reduced in older adults, making them more susceptible to the facilitating and impairing effects of negative emotion.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: ©American Psychological Association 2018. This paper is not the copy of record and may not exactly replicate the authoritative document published in the APA journal. Please do not copy or cite without author's permission. The final article is available, upon publication, at the DOI cited above.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Eddy Davelaar
    Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 08:55
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:41


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