Mara Mather

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Affective review and schema reliance in memory in older and younger adults
    Mara Mather
    University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
    Am J Psychol 116:169-89. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Angry faces get noticed quickly: threat detection is not impaired among older adults
    Mara Mather
    Psychology Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P54-7. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Emotional arousal can impair feature binding in working memory
    Mara Mather
    University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:614-25. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Goal-directed memory: the role of cognitive control in older adults' emotional memory
    Mara Mather
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Psychol Aging 20:554-70. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Aging and motivated cognition: the positivity effect in attention and memory
    Mara Mather
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:496-502. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint The allure of the alignable: younger and older adults' false memories of choice features
    Mara Mather
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 134:38-51. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Amygdala responses to emotionally valenced stimuli in older and younger adults
    Mara Mather
    Psychology Department, Social Sciences II, University of California, Santa Cruz, 95064, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:259-63. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Aging and attentional biases for emotional faces
    Mara Mather
    University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:409-15. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Aging and goal-directed emotional attention: distraction reverses emotional biases
    Marisa Knight
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Emotion 7:705-14. 2007
  10. pmc Age-related affective modulation of the startle eyeblink response: older adults startle most when viewing positive pictures
    Michelle C Feng
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Psychol Aging 26:752-60. 2011

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Affective review and schema reliance in memory in older and younger adults
    Mara Mather
    University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
    Am J Psychol 116:169-89. 2003
    ..In addition, when they were induced to focus on their feelings and reactions when reviewing an event, both older and younger adults' later memory of the event was strongly affected by their schematic knowledge...
  2. ncbi request reprint Angry faces get noticed quickly: threat detection is not impaired among older adults
    Mara Mather
    Psychology Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P54-7. 2006
    ..There was no age difference in this threat-detection advantage, indicating that this automatic process is maintained among older adults...
  3. ncbi request reprint Emotional arousal can impair feature binding in working memory
    Mara Mather
    University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:614-25. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that arousal (and perhaps negative valence for depressed people) recruits attention to items thereby disrupting working memory processes that help bind features together...
  4. ncbi request reprint Goal-directed memory: the role of cognitive control in older adults' emotional memory
    Mara Mather
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Psychol Aging 20:554-70. 2005
    ..In contrast, younger adults showed no signs of using cognitive control to make their memories more positive, indicating that, for them, emotion regulation goals are not chronically activated...
  5. ncbi request reprint Aging and motivated cognition: the positivity effect in attention and memory
    Mara Mather
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:496-502. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that both cognitive abilities and motivation contribute to older adults' improved emotion regulation...
  6. ncbi request reprint The allure of the alignable: younger and older adults' false memories of choice features
    Mara Mather
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 134:38-51. 2005
    ..This pattern suggests that younger and older adults' comparison processes are influenced by different goals...
  7. ncbi request reprint Amygdala responses to emotionally valenced stimuli in older and younger adults
    Mara Mather
    Psychology Department, Social Sciences II, University of California, Santa Cruz, 95064, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:259-63. 2004
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  8. ncbi request reprint Aging and attentional biases for emotional faces
    Mara Mather
    University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:409-15. 2003
    ..This attentional bias is consistent with older adults' generally better emotional well-being and their tendency to remember negative less well than positive information...
  9. ncbi request reprint Aging and goal-directed emotional attention: distraction reverses emotional biases
    Marisa Knight
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Emotion 7:705-14. 2007
    ..These findings indicate that emotional goals can have unintended consequences when cognitive control mechanisms are not fully available...
  10. pmc Age-related affective modulation of the startle eyeblink response: older adults startle most when viewing positive pictures
    Michelle C Feng
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Psychol Aging 26:752-60. 2011
    ..This pattern suggests that, compared with younger adults, older adults are more likely to spontaneously suppress responses to negative stimuli and process positive stimuli more deeply...
  11. pmc The tenacious nature of memory binding for arousing negative items
    Deanna L Novak
    University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA
    Mem Cognit 37:945-52. 2009
    ..These results suggest that initial item-context binding is more tenacious for emotional items than for neutral items, even when such binding is incorrect...
  12. pmc Reconciling findings of emotion-induced memory enhancement and impairment of preceding items
    Marisa Knight
    Psychology Department, University of San Francisco, 2130 FultonStreet, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Emotion 9:763-81. 2009
    ..In contrast, emotion-induced impairment is most likely to occur for neutral items near the onset of emotional arousal that are overshadowed by highly activated competing items during encoding...
  13. ncbi request reprint Does remembering emotional items impair recall of same-emotion items?
    Jo Ann G Sison
    Psychology Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:282-7. 2007
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  14. doi request reprint Aging and variety seeking
    Deanna L Novak
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:728-37. 2007
    ..This pattern may be related to an increased focus on regulating future emotional experience that is associated with age...
  15. pmc Long-term memory for the terrorist attack of September 11: flashbulb memories, event memories, and the factors that influence their retention
    William Hirst
    Department of Psychology, New School for Social Research, New York, NY 10011, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 138:161-76. 2009
    ..The results are discussed in terms of community memory practices...
  16. ncbi request reprint Aging and emotional memory: the forgettable nature of negative images for older adults
    Susan Turk Charles
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Irvine 92697 7085, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 132:310-24. 2003
    ..In Study 2, the largest age differences in recall and recognition accuracy were also for the negative images. Findings are consistent with socioemotional selectivity theory, which posits greater investment in emotion regulation with age...
  17. ncbi request reprint Remembering chosen and assigned options
    Mara Mather
    Psychology Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064, USA
    Mem Cognit 31:422-33. 2003
    ..This vividness heuristic leads to systematic misattribution of new features to unassigned alternatives, but not in a manner supportive of the assigned option. Some implications of these findings are discussed...
  18. doi request reprint Look Out-It's Your Off-Peak Time of Day! Time of Day Matters More for Alerting than for Orienting or Executive Attention
    Marisa Knight
    a Department of Psychology, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Exp Aging Res 39:305-21. 2013
    ..Overall, these findings underscore the importance of controlling for time of day in investigations of attention and add to our understanding of how age differences in circadian patterns impact attention...
  19. pmc Longitudinal changes in white matter disease and cognition in the first year of the Alzheimer disease neuroimaging initiative
    Owen Carmichael
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Arch Neurol 67:1370-8. 2010
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  20. pmc Mild cognitive impairment: baseline and longitudinal structural MR imaging measures improve predictive prognosis
    Linda K McEvoy
    Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Radiology 259:834-43. 2011
    ..To assess whether single-time-point and longitudinal volumetric magnetic resonance (MR) imaging measures provide predictive prognostic information in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...
  21. ncbi request reprint A functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of short-term source and item memory for negative pictures
    Karen J Mitchell
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8205, USA
    Neuroreport 17:1543-7. 2006
    ..Visual processing areas (middle occipital and lingual gyri) showed greater activity for negative than for neutral trials, especially on picture-only trials...
  22. ncbi request reprint The role of motivation in the age-related positivity effect in autobiographical memory
    Quinn Kennedy
    Stanford University, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:208-14. 2004
    ..In contrast, both younger control participants and participants who were focused on accuracy tended to remember the past more negatively than originally reported...
  23. ncbi request reprint Memory for choices in Alzheimer's disease
    Andrew E Budson
    Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 22:150-8. 2006
    ..This finding suggests that patients with mild AD are less likely to engage in feature-by-feature comparison processes across choice options, a change that may lead them to make qualitatively different choices than healthy older adults...

Research Grants1

  1. The Effects of Stress on Reward Learning Among Younger and Older Adults
    Mara Mather; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The studies in this proposal will provide important information about how stress affects learning and decisions and how those effects may vary with age. ..