Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Department of Psychology

First Advisor

Dawn M. McBride


Different moods seem to elicit different processing styles (Hunt & McDaniel, 1993, Storbeck & Clore, 2005) and mood has been shown to affect retrospective memory in many ways. The current research investigated how induced mood affects event-based prospective memory (PM). The current study examined mood effects on focal and non-focal PM retrieval. Participants were induced into either a depressive or elated state using Velten statements directly prior to retrieval of the PM task. A main effect of task type was found, such that those in the focal condition completed the task quicker and more accurately than those in the non-focal condition. No effects of mood on PM cue detection accuracy or ongoing reaction times were significant. These results suggest that mood may not have a strong effect when induced at retrieval of the PM intention.


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