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Contribution to Book
Capacity and Procedural Accounts of Impaired Memory in Depression
Generative Mental Processes and Cognitive Resources: Integrative Research on Adaptation and Control
  • Paula T Hertel, Trinity University
  • Thorsten Meiser
Document Type
Contribution to Book
Publication Date
1-1-2000
Abstract
Findings of impaired memory in states of dysphoria or depression are summarized and subsumed under different accounts of mood-related memory deficits. Theoretical accounts based on the assumption of a storage system of limited capacity are compared to accounts which emphasize the role of procedures and strategies in attending and remembering. Two reanalyses of a recent experiment in the process-dissociation paradigm are reported. They address issues of dysphoria-related differences in automatic versus controlled uses of memory in a task of word-stem completion. The two reanalyses rest on different assumptions about the relation between automatic and controlled components, but they converge in highlighting the advantages of a procedural rather than capacity-based view of memory deficits. finally. similarities to other research domains and theoretical approaches are outlined.
Document Object Identifier (DOI)
10.1007/978-94-011-4373-8_11
Editor
Ulrich von Hecker, Stephan Dutke, Grzegorz Sedek
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
ISBN
9789401058803
Citation Information
Hertel, P., & Meiser, T. (2000). Capacity and procedural accounts of impaired memory in depression. In U. von Hecker, S. Dutke, & G. Sedek (Eds.), Generative mental processes and cognitive resources: Integrative research on adaptation and control (pp. 283-307). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.