SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Mueller, J. H. (1979). Anxiety and encoding processes in memory. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 5(3), 288-294. doi:10.1177/014616727900500303

Summary: Examines the effect of anxiety on encoding processes in memory.

Article 2: Umanath, S., & Marsh, E. J. (2014). Understanding how prior knowledge influences memory in older adults. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9(4), 408-426. doi:10.1177/1745691614535933

Summary: Older adults have a harder time than younger adults remembering specific events and experiences (episodic memory), whereas the ability to use one’s general knowledge either improves or remains stable over the life span.

Article 3: Gopie, N., Craik, F. I. M., & Hasher, L. (2011). A double dissociation of implicit and explicit memory in younger and older adults. Psychological Science, 22(5), 634-640. doi:10.1177/0956797611403321

Summary: This study examined whether age-related differences in cognition influence later memory for irrelevant, or distracting, information. In Experiments 1 and 2, older adults had greater implicit memory for irrelevant information than younger adults did.