Participants were also more likely to see God as old than young, and male rather than female.
Many people often continue to harbour positive feelings towards their exes long after the relationship is over.
Girls tend to have more advanced language skills than boys, the researchers state.
Anxiety provoked by an unavoidable threat — like an electric shock in a lab — increases as the expected event draws closer.
Preliminary evidence that stress makes negative memories less distinctive, with implications for witness testimony
Studies on stress and memory have often given conflicting results.