Emotion and Working Memory

P.I. Colleen Frank

We seek to understand how working memory functions with emotional feeling states as the memoranda. Our research currently investigates in what way this ability, known as affective working memory, plays a role in higher order affective and cognitive 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.

Broome, R., Gard, D. E., & Mikels, J. A. (2012). Test–retest reliability of an emotion maintenance task, Cognition and Emotion, 26(4), 737-747.