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On the contribution of deficient cognitive control to memory impairment in depression
Cognition and Emotion
  • Paula T Hertel, Trinity University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
9-1-1997
Abstract

Research on cognitive biases in depression suggests that deficient control of attention underlies impairments in memory for emotionally neutral events. Such impairments might result from general difficulties in focusing and sustaining attention, specific and habitual priorities to attend to matters of personal concern, or both. This paper considers these alternative means of impairment in the context of a review of selected theories and findings; a test of the framework is illustrated; and related considerations are discussed.

Citation Information
Hertel, P. T. (1997). On the contribution of deficient cognitive control to memory impairment in depression. Cognition and Emotion, 11(5-6), 569-583.