- University students, West Germany, 1983
- N = 36
- Non Response:
- Questionnaire: paper
- Authors's label
- Current reminiscence
- Our Classification
- Subjects were asked to write down either positive or negative life-events from their past.
-Pallid recall:"recall 3 very pleasant
or unpleasant events and describe them
in a few sentences".Four lines were
provided for each event.
-Vivid recall:"imagine 1 event and
re-experience it as vividly as
possible". Subjects were provided two
pages with 21 lines to describe the
Next, subjects were asked to rate their happines.
Observed Relation with Happiness
-pallid recall Mt=5.8 b
-vivid recall Mt=8.1 c
-pallid recall Mt=7.4 ac
-vivid recall Mt=6.9 ab
Means sharing a common subscript do not differ significantly on adirectional t-test (05).
In Vivid recall-variation the effect is largely mediated by mood. In Pallid recall-variation not.