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The emergence of autobiographical memory: a social cultural developmental theory.
The authors present a multicomponent dynamic developmental theory of human autobiographical memory that emerges gradually across the preschool years. The components that contribute to the process ofExpand
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Elaborating on elaborations: role of maternal reminiscing style in cognitive and socioemotional development.
Initial research on maternal reminiscing style established clear and consistent individual differences that vary along a dimension of maternal elaboration and that are related to children'sExpand
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Mother-Child Conversations About the Past: Relationships of Style and Memory Over Time
This study investigated long-term consistency and change in maternal style for talk about the past and relationships of those styles with children's memory participation. Nineteen white, middle-classExpand
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The development of autobiographical memory.
  • R. Fivush
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annual review of psychology
  • 2011
Autobiographical memory is a uniquely human system that integrates memories of past experiences into an overarching life narrative. In this review, I extend social-cultural models of autobiographicalExpand
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The social construction of personal narratives
Talking about the past is an important social and self-defining activity that begins early in development and continues throughout life. In this research, the ways in which mothers structureExpand
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Coherence of Personal Narratives Across the Lifespan: A Multidimensional Model and Coding Method
Personal narratives are integral to autobiographical memory and to identity, with coherent personal narratives being linked to positive developmental outcomes across the lifespan. In this article, weExpand
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Parental Styles of Talking About the Past
Past research indicates that mothers have different styles of reminiscing with their children (e.g., R.Fivush & F. A. Fromhoff, 1988). This study examined fathers' styles of talking about the pastExpand
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Culture and Language in the Emergence of Autobiographical Memory
Current conceptualizations of childhood amnesia assume that there is a “barrier” to remembering early experiences that must be overcome in order for one to begin to accumulate autobiographicalExpand
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Gender Differences in Parent–Child Emotion Narratives
Early parent–child conversations about past emotional experiences provide a rich environment for the socialization of emotions. This study explored the role of parent and child gender in thisExpand
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The Development of Contextual Categories
Two experiments were conducted to investigate the representation of categories of kitchen and bathroom things in 14- and 20-month-old children. These contextual categories are based on spatiotemporalExpand
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