mood congruent memories

by Kevin Palacios

mood congruent memories


Mood-congruent memory occurs where current mood helps recall of mood-congruent material, regardless of our mood at the time the material was stored. Thus when we are happy, we are more likely to remember happy events.

Mood-dependent memory occurs where the congruence of current mood with the mood at the time of memory storage helps recall of that memory. When we are happy, we are more likely to remember other times when we were happy.


examples

I like going to the movies. I'm feeling good this evening. I know--I'll go to the movies!

I'm depressed. My whole life seems a misery.
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