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Major

Psychology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

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Open Access

Abstract

This study explored the relationship between sleepiness and emotional memory. Prior research supports that subjective feelings of sleepiness impact task performance and relate to mood changes. However, other research has found only that objectively measuring the amount of sleep leads to adverse impacts on working memory functioning and emotional regulation. We found that with chronic drowsiness, negative affect increases, memory accuracy of positive content decreases, and response time slowed as more information had to be remembered.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Ryan Leach, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago

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Fatigue, Drowsiness, and Emotional Memory

This study explored the relationship between sleepiness and emotional memory. Prior research supports that subjective feelings of sleepiness impact task performance and relate to mood changes. However, other research has found only that objectively measuring the amount of sleep leads to adverse impacts on working memory functioning and emotional regulation. We found that with chronic drowsiness, negative affect increases, memory accuracy of positive content decreases, and response time slowed as more information had to be remembered.