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Mood-congruent true and false memory: Effects of depression

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2011
Issue number2
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)192-201
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The Deese/Roediger-McDermott paradigm was used to investigate the effect of depression on true and false recognition. In this experiment true and false recognition was examined across positive, neutral, negative, and depression-relevant lists for individuals with and without a diagnosis of major depressive disorder. Results showed that participants with major depressive disorder falsely recognised significantly more depression-relevant words than non-depressed controls. These findings also parallel recent research using recall instead of recognition and show that there are clear mood congruence effects for depression on false memory performance.