The effect of emotional experience induction in attention and working memory executive functions whit regard to depressive continue
Abstract:
Introduction
The present study aimed at investigating the effect of emotional experience induction on the executive functi of attention and working memory with regard to depressive continumm.
Method
In the first stage 449 students of Kharazmi university of Tehran were randomly scrinned by means of second version of the beck depression inventory (BDI-II (and then 34 of them who had obtained equal or up to and equal or lower than -1/5 standard z score were selected as the sample group and were invited to next stage of the research. Then, they were examined individually in three steps. The first stage was related to the basic activity of the executive functions of the attention and working memory before watching emotional movies and the next two stages of the experiment were conducted after watching the selected emotional movies including positive and negative emotional movies.
Findings: The finding indicated that emotional experience induction can affect attention without the main effect of group. Besided, results related to the working memory showed that the performance of the two groups in different emotional situations has significant difference.
Conclusion
Regarding the results of the present study, attention maybe affected under more severe concitions of depression and working memory performance, as an executive function, maybe impaired under the influence of depression. This makes it difficult to select and process information quickly for performing the task.
Language:
Persian
Published:
Journal of Neuropsychology, Volume:1 Issue:1, 2015
Pages:
7 - 25
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