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Positivity Effect Papers
Mikels, J.A., Larkin, G.L., Reuter-Lorenz, P.A., & Carstensen, L.L. (2005). Divergent trajectories in the aging mind: Changes in working memory for affective versus visual information with age. Psychology & Aging.
Kennedy, Q., Mather, M., & Carstensen, L.L. (2004). The role of motivation in the age-related positive bias in autobiographical memory. Psychological Science, 15(3), 208-214.
Löckenhoff, C.E. & Carstensen, L.L. (2004). Socioemotional selectivity theory, aging, and health: The increasingly delicate balance between regulating emotions and making tough choices. Journal of Personality.72, 1395-1424.
Mather, M., Canli, T., English, T., Whitfield, S., Wais, P., Ochsner, K., Gabrieli, J. D. E., Carstensen, L. L. (2004). Amygdala responses to emotionally valenced stimuli in older and younger adults. Psychological Science, 15(4), 259-263.
Charles, S., Mather, M. & Carstensen, L.L. (2003). Aging and emotional memory: The forgettable nature of negative images for older adults. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 132(2).
Fung, H.& Carstensen, L.L. (2003). Sending memorable messages to the old: Age differences in preferences and memory for advertisements. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85(1), 163-178.
Mather, M. & Carstensen, L.L. (2003). Aging and attentional biases for emotional faces. Psychological Science, 14(5), 409-415.
Carstensen, L.L., Pasupathi, M., Mayr, U. & Nesselroade, J. (2000). Emotional experience in everyday life across the adult life span. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 79, 644-655.
Related papers from other labs
Erskine, J.A.K., Kvavilashvili, L., Conway, M.A., Myers, L. (in press). The effects of age on psychopathology, well-being, and repressive coping. Aging and Mental Health. 11(4), 394-404.
Isaacowitz, D.M., Wadlinger, H.A., Goren, D., & Wilson, H.R. (in press). Is there an age-related positivity effect in visual attention? A comparison of two methodologies. Emotion.
Lacey, H.P., Smith, D.M., & Ubel, P.A. (in press). Hope I die before I get old: Mispredicting happiness across the adult lifespan. Journal of Happiness Studies.
Brunot, S. and Sanitioso, R.B. (2004). Motivational influence on the quality of memories: recall of general autobiographical memories related to desired attributes. European Journal of Social Psychology, 34, 627–635.
Denburg, N.L., Buchanan, T. W., Tranel, D., & Adolphs, R. (2003). Evidence for preserved emotional memory in normal elderly persons. Emotion, 3, 239–254.
Iidaka, T., Okada, T., Murata, T., Omori, M., Kosaka, H., Sadato, N., & Yonekura, Y. (2002). Age-related differences in the medial temporal lobe responses to emotional faces as revealed by fMRI. Hippocampus, 12, 352–362.
Kensinger, E.A., Brierley, B., Medford, N., Growdon, J.H., & Corkin, S. (2002). Effects of normal aging and Alzheimer's disease on emotional memory. Emotion, 2, 118–134.
Mather, M. and Johnson, M.K. (2000) Choicesupportive source monitoring: do our decisions seem better to us as we age? Psychology and Aging, 15, 596–606.
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