4 Memory-Emotion Links That Affect Well-Being
We tend to think of memory as a useful cognitive ability. It helps us get things done, helps us keep track of our meetings, and helps us from having too many sticky note reminders on our desks. Most of us are less familiar with how memory affects our emotions. Memory, it turns out, is just as important for our emotional lives as it is for other cognitive processes.
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Below I suggest 4 books that teach you about memory-emotion links—links that affect our emotional well-being.
1.) Memory for positive experiences
2.) Memory of positive words
3.) Memory for names
4.) Memory for social interactions
In sum, memory is not only useful for finding your car keys. By focusing on building stronger memory-emotion links, you can enhance your personal and relationship well-being.
About Dr. Tchiki Davis
Dr. Davis is founder of The Berkeley Well-Being Institute. After getting her PhD in psychology at Berkeley, she started creating online content & programs to boost well-being—some of these have reached more than a million people. As author of Outsmart Your Smartphone, and contributor to Psychology Today, The Greater Good Science Center, and Shine Text, Dr. Davis aims to share her insights on happiness & health with people all across the world. Learn more about Dr. Davis.