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How can my perpetually sour mood affect my memory?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Low participation

In order for people to remember something they must encode it by giving it meaning.
Then they must stay with the information long enough to store it. Finally, they must retrieve the information (by reversing the process of encoding). A sour mood can lead to an inability to focus on the information to properly encode and give meaning to it. Decreased participation due to a bad mood hampers memory.

In brief: Low participation

In order for people to remember something they must encode it by giving it meaning.
Then they must stay with the information long enough to store it. Finally, they must retrieve the information (by reversing the process of encoding). A sour mood can lead to an inability to focus on the information to properly encode and give meaning to it. Decreased participation due to a bad mood hampers memory.
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