Does mood-congruence or causal search govern recall bias ? A test for life event recall.
Recall bias has been hypothesized to occur as a function of mood congruence or causal-search related mechanisms.
This study tested whether either mechanism related to recall of stressful life events over a year.
Respondents consisted of 136 cases suffering from chronic facial pain and 131 acquaintance controls.
After reporting life events for 1 year at monthly intervals, respondents attempted to recall these same events at year-end.
Mood and likelihood of engaging in causal search were also ascertained at year-end.
Results showed no effect of mood congruence or causal search on recall of event occurrence.
However, mood did influence subjective appraisal of those events that were recalled.
In addition, a significant mood-related memory deficit was detected.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Rappel, Evénement existentiel, Attribution, Causalité, Mémoire, Evaluation subjective, Homme, Biais
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Methodology, Recall, Life events, Attribution, Causality, Memory, Subjective evaluation, Human, Bias
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0460881
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.