The role of working memory on mood and comprehension
Mueller, Melinda (2010). The role of working memory on mood and comprehension. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 153-154
This study examined the relation between emotional experience and working memory, and their effects on reading comprehension processes. Previous research has shown that those with higher working memory feel emotions to the same extent as those with lower working memory, but are better able to suppress emotional responses. Participants were induced to feel a sad, happy, or neutral mood after watching video clips. Although the mood induction was successful, there were no differences based on working memory in the degree to which participants experienced the induced emotions. There was a marginally significant effect in the type of comprehension processes used between high versus low working memory participants as a function of mood.
Paper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.
Research completed at Department of Counseling, Educational and School Psychology, College of Education