2017 年 5 巻 p. 15-26
Two experiments were conducted to examine performance differences on conceptually driven and data-driven implicit memory tests in non-clinical depression. In experiment 1, participants (N = 26) studied adjectives by providing pleasant-unpleasant ratings of words and produced associations to cue words at testing, which reflects a conceptually driven test. In experiment 2, another 26 participants engaged in a word stem completion task as a data-driven implicit memory test. Implicit memory bias was found for the conceptually driven test (experiment 1), whereas no such bias emerged for the data-driven test (experiment 2). The bias found in the conceptually driven test, however, was mood-incongruent. The mood-incongruent implicit memory bias is discussed in terms of depression severity and mood regulation.