Emotional Intelligence and Working Memory

Principle Investigator: Colleen Frank

The goal of this research is to advance our understanding of mental processes involved in working memory and the changes in theses processes that occur with age. We aim to examine the influence of emotion on these cognitive processes and age-related changes. We evaluate emotional ability and understanding in order to uncover the underlying mechanisms of affective working memory and processing.

Additional Readings:

Mikels, J. A., Larkin, G.R., 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 and Aging. 20(4), 542-553.

Hoerger, M., Capman, B. P., Epstein, R. M., & Duberstein, P. R. (2012). Emotional intelligence:  A theoretical framework for individual differences in affective forecasting. Emotion. 12(4), 716-725.