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Emotions experienced at event recall and the self: Implications for the regulation of self-esteem, self-continuity, and meaningfulness

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The intensity of positive affect elicited by recall of positive events exceeds the intensity of negative affect elicited by recall of negative events (fading affect bias, or FAB). The research described in the present article examined the relation between the FAB and three regulatory goals of the self: esteem, continuity and meaningfulness. The extent to which an event contributed to esteem (Study 1), continuity (Study 2) or meaningfulness (Study 3) was related to positive affect at event recall provoked by positive memories and to negative affect at event recall provoked by negative memories. The relation between affect experienced at recall and the three regulatory goals was bidirectional. The results showcase how individuals use recall for self-regulatory purposes and how they implement self-regulatory goals for positive affect.

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Ritchie, Timonthy D., Sedikides, Constantine and Skowronski, John J. (2015) Emotions experienced at event recall and the self: Implications for the regulation of self-esteem, self-continuity, and meaningfulness Memory, 24, (5), pp. 577-591. (doi:10.1080/09658211.2015.1031678).

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Accepted/In Press date: 16 March 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 29 April 2015
Published date: May 2015
Keywords: autobiographical memory, fading affect bias, self-esteem, self-continuity, meaning in life

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Local EPrints ID: 392912
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/392912
ISSN: 0965-8211
PURE UUID: 3a23893b-1b20-42aa-bd98-036dae53947d

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Date deposited: 19 Apr 2016 10:04
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 19:12

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Author: Timonthy D. Ritchie
Author: John J. Skowronski

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