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


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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Description/Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/09658211.2015.1031678
ISSNs: 0965-8211 (print)
Keywords: autobiographical memory, fading affect bias, self-esteem, self-continuity, meaning in life
ePrint ID: 392912
Date :
Date Event
16 March 2015Accepted/In Press
29 April 2015e-pub ahead of print
May 2015Published
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 10:04
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 03:26
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/392912

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