Reference : Phenomenal characteristics of autobiographical memories and imagined events in sub-cl...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/2944
Phenomenal characteristics of autobiographical memories and imagined events in sub-clinical obsessive-compulsive checkers
English
Zermatten, Ariane [> > > >]
Van der Linden, Martial mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cognitives > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
D'Argembeau, Arnaud mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cognitives > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
Ceschi, Grazia [> > > >]
2008
Applied Cognitive Psychology
John Wiley & Sons, Inc
22
1
113-125
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0888-4080
West Sussex
United Kingdom
[en] Phenomenal characteristics of autobiographical memories and imagined experiences were examined in checking- and non-checking-prone individuals. Participants were asked to retrieve a positive, a negative and a neutral memory, and to imagine a positive, a negative and a neutral experience. They were then requested to evaluate each event according to characteristics such as sensory and contextual details. The main results revealed that non-checking-prone participants reported more general vividness than checking-prone individuals for real events. In addition, non-checking-prone individuals reported more visual details and vividness for real than imagined experiences, while no difference between real and imagined events was found for checking-prone participants. These results suggest that checking-prone participants report poor memories of real events, which could in turn explain their difficulties distinguishing between real and imagined events. Copyright (c) 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/2944
10.1002/acp.1365

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