The current study examined the relationship between depressive symptoms and false memory formation for negative information, while looking at emotion regulation as a potential mediator and working memory as a potential moderator using a sample of undergraduate students from a medium Midwestern University. Participants were 95 students currently attending college. All participants completed measures of emotion regulation abilities, depressive symptoms, working memory, and a false memory task. Results indicated that depressive symptoms and emotion dysregulation were correlated with one another. The meditational analysis indicated that emotion regulation abilities did not mediate the relationship between depressive symptoms and false memory formation. Subsequent moderation analyses indicated that working memory abilities moderated the relationship between emotion dysregulation and false memory recognition, but that working memory did not moderate at any other point in the model. Implications and limitations of the present study were discussed herein.
|Advisor:||Meeks, Joseph T.|
|Commitee:||Pomerantz, Andrew, Segrist, Daniel|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 55/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Depressive symptoms, Emotion regulation, False memory, Moderated mediation, Working memory|
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