Cognitive Therapy and Research

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 267–269 | Cite as

On the response bias explanation of selective memory effects in depression

  • Maryanne Martin
  • David M. Clark


Response bias is a potentially relevant factor in explaining selective memory effects in depression. It is argued, however, that recent work by Zuroff, Culossy, and Wielgus (1983) does not demonstrate that this potential is in practice actualized. Rather, we conclude that it has not been established that response bias plays any role in the enhancement of negative memory functioning within depression.

Key words

depression mood memory response bias 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maryanne Martin
    • 1
  • David M. Clark
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Experimental PsychologyUniversity of OxfordOxfordEngland
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Oxford, Warneford HospitalOxfordEngland

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