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The centrality of event scale: a measure of integrating a trauma into one's identity and its relation to post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.
We introduce a new scale that measures how central an event is to a person's identity and life story. For the most stressful or traumatic event in a person's life, the full 20-item Centrality ofExpand
Autobiographical Memory
Our autobiographical memory contains memories of events that have occurred during the course of our lifetime. Expand
A Tale of Three Functions: The Self-Reported Uses of Autobiographical Memory.
Abstract Theories hold that autobiographical memory serves several broad functions (directive, self, and social). In the current study, items were derived from the theoretical literature to createExpand
Cultural life scripts structure recall from autobiographical memory
Three classes of evidence demonstrate the existence oflife scripts, or culturally shared representations of the timing of major transitional life events. First, a reanalysis of earlier studies on ageExpand
When a trauma becomes a key to identity: Enhanced integration of trauma memories predicts posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms
The Centrality of Event Scale (CES) measures the extent to which a traumatic memory forms a central component of personal identity, a turning point in the life story and a reference point forExpand
Confidence, Not Consistency, Characterizes Flashbulb Memories
On September 12, 2001, 54 Duke students recorded their memory of first hearing about the terrorist attacks of September 11 and of a recent everyday event. They were tested again either 1, 6, or 32Expand
Activation in mesolimbic and visuospatial neural circuits elicited by smoking cues: evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging.
OBJECTIVE The authors sought to increase understanding of the brain mechanisms involved in cigarette addiction by identifying neural substrates modulated by visual smoking cues in nicotine-deprivedExpand
Emotionally charged autobiographical memories across the life span: the recall of happy, sad, traumatic, and involuntary memories.
A sample of 1,241 respondents between 20 and 93 years old were asked their age in their happiest, saddest, most traumatic, most important memory, and most recent involuntary memory. For olderExpand
Belief and recollection of autobiographical memories
In three experiments, undergraduates rated autobiographical memories on scales derived from existing theories of memory. In multiple regression analyses, ratings of the degree to which subjectsExpand
The Basic-Systems Model of Episodic Memory
  • D. Rubin
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on psychological science : a journal…
  • 1 December 2006
Behavior, neuropsychology, and neuroimaging suggest that episodic memories are constructed from interactions among the following basic systems: vision, audition, olfaction, other senses, spatialExpand