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Momentous Events, Vivid Memories
Personal Event Memories Memorable Moments Memory Directives Image, Narrative, and the Development of Self The Living Past in Everyday and Clinical Contexts Gender, Culture, and Personality ReferencesExpand
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Summing Up: The Science of Reviewing Research
1. Introduction 2. Organizing a Reviewing Strategy 3. Quantitative Procedures 4. Numbers and Narrative: The Division of Labor 5. What We Have Learned 6. A Checklist for Evaluating Reviews ReferenceExpand
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Directive functions of autobiographical memory: The guiding power of the specific episode
Vivid memories of personal experiences provide models for present activities and contribute to successful problem solving and adaptation. The memories serve important directive functions: theyExpand
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Affect and accuracy in recall: Remembering personal circumstances: A functional analysis
In the classic paper on “flashbulb” memories, Brown and Kulik (1977) identified an aspect of autobiographical memory that had received scant attention from cognitive psychologists – memory for one'sExpand
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Flashbulb memories of the assassination attempt on President Reagan
Abstract People often have vivid recollections of their own personal circumstances when first learning about attacks on major public figures. Brown and Kulik (1977) propose that these ‘flashbulbExpand
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Momentous Events and the Life Story
Memories of specific life episodes, termed personal event memories, have only recently become a focus of systematic research. In this article, memories of momentous events are analyzed from aExpand
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Childhood events recalled by children and adults.
Publisher Summary This chapter examines two parallel yet distinctive phenomena of human memory. First, most adults can recall few if any specific events from the early years of life. Second, attemptsExpand
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Gender differences in autobiographical memory styles of older adults
Older adults provided oral life histories in a semi-structured interview format. The transcribed narratives were coded for the presence of specific, one-moment-in-time episodes. Participants differedExpand
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What is remembered about early childhood events?
  • D. B. Pillemer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Clinical psychology review
  • 1 December 1998
Almost 100 years ago, Freud identified infantile or childhood amnesia, the difficulty that most adults have remembering events from their first years of life. Recent research in cognitive psychologyExpand
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