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Replicating the positivity effect in picture memory in Koreans: evidence for cross-cultural generalizability.

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Kwon, Y; Scheibe, S; Samanez-Larkin, GR; Tsai, JL; Carstensen, LL
Published in: Psychology and aging
September 2009

Older adults' relatively better memory for positive over negative material (positivity effect) has been widely observed in Western samples. This study examined whether a relative preference for positive over negative material is also observed in older Koreans. Younger and older Korean participants viewed images from the International Affective Picture System (IAPS), were tested for recall and recognition of the images, and rated the images for valence. Cultural differences in the valence ratings of images emerged. Once considered, the relative preference for positive over negative material in memory observed in older Koreans was indistinguishable from that observed previously in older Americans.

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Psychology and aging

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EISSN

1939-1498

ISSN

0882-7974

Publication Date

September 2009

Volume

24

Issue

3

Start / End Page

748 / 754

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • United States
  • Recognition, Psychology
  • Pattern Recognition, Visual
  • Middle Aged
  • Memory, Short-Term
  • Male
  • Korea
  • Humans
  • Female
 

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Kwon, Y., Scheibe, S., Samanez-Larkin, G. R., Tsai, J. L., & Carstensen, L. L. (2009). Replicating the positivity effect in picture memory in Koreans: evidence for cross-cultural generalizability. Psychology and Aging, 24(3), 748–754. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0016054
Kwon, Yookyung, Susanne Scheibe, Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin, Jeanne L. Tsai, and Laura L. Carstensen. “Replicating the positivity effect in picture memory in Koreans: evidence for cross-cultural generalizability.Psychology and Aging 24, no. 3 (September 2009): 748–54. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0016054.
Kwon Y, Scheibe S, Samanez-Larkin GR, Tsai JL, Carstensen LL. Replicating the positivity effect in picture memory in Koreans: evidence for cross-cultural generalizability. Psychology and aging. 2009 Sep;24(3):748–54.
Kwon, Yookyung, et al. “Replicating the positivity effect in picture memory in Koreans: evidence for cross-cultural generalizability.Psychology and Aging, vol. 24, no. 3, Sept. 2009, pp. 748–54. Epmc, doi:10.1037/a0016054.
Kwon Y, Scheibe S, Samanez-Larkin GR, Tsai JL, Carstensen LL. Replicating the positivity effect in picture memory in Koreans: evidence for cross-cultural generalizability. Psychology and aging. 2009 Sep;24(3):748–754.

Published In

Psychology and aging

DOI

EISSN

1939-1498

ISSN

0882-7974

Publication Date

September 2009

Volume

24

Issue

3

Start / End Page

748 / 754

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • United States
  • Recognition, Psychology
  • Pattern Recognition, Visual
  • Middle Aged
  • Memory, Short-Term
  • Male
  • Korea
  • Humans
  • Female