Now showing items 1-10 of 12
(University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - Thesis
We are what we remember : an examination of autobiographical memory across the lifespan and the impact of Alzheimer’s disease
(University of St Andrews, 2014-10) - Thesis
“If you could somehow reprogram a person’s brain and change a significant memory in someone’s life, would that individual become someone else entirely?” According to McAdams (1985), a loss of autobiographical memory (AM) ...
Investigating the link between intrusive memories and cognitive control
(University of St Andrews, 2016) - Thesis
Intrusive memories are memories for negative autobiographical events that come to mind without being deliberately recalled (Hackmann, Ehlers, Speckens, & Clark, 2004). Previous research has demonstrated that intrusive ...
The effect of rumination on social problem-solving and autobiographical memory retrieval in depression : a cross-cultural perspective
(University of St Andrews, 2007-02) - Thesis
Previous research has indicated that depression and thinking style (rumination versus distraction) interact to influence cognitive processing. Depressed ruminators produce more categoric autobiographical memories (AM) ...
Is it only specificity? : an investigation into the relationship between autobiographical memory and social problem-solving
(University of St Andrews, 2012) - Thesis
Research suggests that deficits in retrieving specific autobiographical memories (ABMs) relate to deficits in social problem solving (SPS). Williams (1996) proposes depressed individuals have deficits in SPS because of ...
Emotion-related information processing biases associated with depression in childhood
(University of St Andrews, 2006) - Thesis
Few studies have examined depression in children from an Information Processing (IP) perspective. In this thesis a number of domains of IP (known to be associated with adult depression)are examined in children and ...
Processing of emotional material in major depression : cognitive and neuropsychological investigations
(University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
The aim of this thesis was to expand the existing knowledge base concerning the profile of emotional processing that is associated with major depression, particularly in terms of socially important non-verbal stimuli (e.g. ...
Perceptions of older adults in an ageing world : content, structure, and consequences of age-related auto-stereotypes
(University of St Andrews, 2014-06-24) - Thesis
The current thesis explored participants’ stereotypes and auto-stereotypes of old age within the UK, and the consequences of auto-stereotype activation on older adults’ memory performance and well-being. Study 1 employed ...
Sex differences in interpretation bias and interpersonal difficulties in adolescence and young adulthood
(University of St Andrews, 2013-06-25) - Thesis
Females are more likely to become depressed and experience social anxiety than are males, and this sex difference emerges during adolescence. A difference in interpretation of ambiguous social scenarios has been posited ...
An investigation into the role of thought suppression in the retrieval of autobiographical memories
(University of St Andrews, 2008-11-27) - Thesis
This program of research was designed to examine the role of thought suppression in the retrieval of autobiographical memories (ABMs). The principal theory proposed here is that thought suppression is an important mechanism ...