Accession Number:

ADA229125

Title:

Conference on Affect and Flashbulb Memories

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Sep 1989-Aug 1990,

Corporate Author:

EMORY UNIV ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-10-12

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A conference was held on February 2-3, 1990, in Atlanta on the Emory campus on the topic of Affect and Flashbulb Memories. Fourteen speakers presented their research or discussed research presented by other conferees. The primary focus was on flashbulb memories of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion of January 1986. Research was reported concerning peoples memories for information related to the disaster, including memory for their personal circumstances surrounding how they heard the news as well as their memory for the facts of the event. Primary attention was given to whether a special memory mechanism underlies vivid memories, whether these memories are established immediately at the time of the event rather than in subsequent recounting, whether these memories are as accurate as is presupposed by the flashbulb metaphor, and to the relationship between affect and memory. The results of the conference will be published as an edited volume in 1991 Cambridge University Press. Author emk

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE