Reference : Effects of depressive symptoms and routinization on metamemory during adulthood
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/14473
Effects of depressive symptoms and routinization on metamemory during adulthood
English
Tournier, Isabelle mailto [Université Bordeaux Segalen > Laboratoire de Psychologie, Santé et Qualité de Vie]
Postal, Virginie mailto [Université Bordeaux Segalen > Laboratoire de Psychologie, Santé et Qualité de Vie]
2011
Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics
52
46-53
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0167-4943
[en] Aging ; Metamemory ; Routinization ; Depression
[en] The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of aging, depressive symptoms and preference for routine on metamemory. Twenty-eight young adults (of mean age=20.7 years) and 28 older adults (68.5 years) completed the metamemory in adulthood (MIA) scale for assessing various metamemory dimensions. Compared with young adults, older adults used more external strategy. They used more internal strategy but only those with high depressive symptoms or high routinization. Older adults also reported a less efficient memory than young adults, showing less capacity and more change. In addition, depressive symptoms influenced many MIA subscales: participants with high depressive symptoms reported more external strategy use, less capacity, more change and less locus than participants with low depressive symptoms. Finally, highly routinized participants reported more use of external strategy and experienced more anxiety about memory. These results confirm the impact of aging on metamemory and show that an increase in depressive symptoms even without a depressive state and routinization also influences metamemory. This study shows the need to consider variables that modify memory perception during aging.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/14473

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