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ERIC Number: EJ882427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
Inhibitory Control Mediates the Relationship between Depressed Mood and Overgeneral Memory Recall in Children
Raes, Filip; Verstraeten, Katrien; Bijttebier, Patricia; Vasey, Michael W.; Dalgleish, Tim
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v39 n2 p276-281 2010
It has been well established that depressed mood is related to overgeneral memory recall (OGM), which refers to a relative difficulty in retrieving specific information from one's autobiographical memory (AM). The present study examined whether OGM is also related to depressed mood in children and whether lack of inhibitory control mediates this relationship. One hundred thirty-five children (ages 9-13) completed measures assessing depressive symptoms, AM specificity, and inhibitory control. The results showed that depressed mood is positively associated with OGM and that inhibitory control mediated this relationship. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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