Memory specificity in depression : the effects of self versus other referent focus / by Amanda McMahan. --
McMahan, Amanda Hill
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"A number of studies have found that individuals with past or current depression are poor at recalling specific autobiographical memories (e.g., Brittlebank, Scott, Williams, & Ferrier, 1993; Williams & Dritschel, 1988; Williams & Scott, 1988; Williams, 1996). The affect regulation hypothesis (Williams, 1996) proposed to underlie the lack of specific autobiographical memories, as well as evidence from research on the negative memory biases associated with depression, suggests that self-focus enforced by the self-referent nature of autobiographical memory may moderate memory specificity in depressed individuals...