Psykologisk Institut

Dorthe Berntsen

"Lose ten lbs in two weeks" Motivation for weight loss affects autobiographical memory in dieters

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The purpose of the present study was to examine the connection between motivation and autobiographical memories. Autobiographical memories recalled in response to dieting related versus neutral cue words were compared between a dieting and non-dieting group. Memories recalled in response to dieting related cue words by the dieting group were more self defining, scored higher on the Centrality of Event Scale and contained more body and weight related elements. No differences between the two groups were found on memories recalled in response to the neutral cue words. The dieting group scored higher on Beck's depression scale and had more recall errors in terms of overgeneral memories than the non-dieting group. The results can be seen to support the concept of current concerns (Klinger, 1978) and the theory of the working self (Conway & Pleydell-Pearce, 2000).

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesår2007
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 2007
BegivenhedSARMAC VII (The Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition) - Lewiston, Maine, USA
Varighed: 25 jul. 200729 jul. 2007

Konference

KonferenceSARMAC VII (The Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition)
LandUSA
ByLewiston, Maine
Periode25/07/200729/07/2007

    Forskningsområder

  • motivation, Selvbiografisk hukommelse, Vægttab

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