A content analysis of involuntary autobiographical memories: examining the positivity effect in old age.

@article{Schlagman2006ACA,
  title={A content analysis of involuntary autobiographical memories: examining the positivity effect in old age.},
  author={Simone Schlagman and Joerg Schulz and Lia Kvavilashvili},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={161-75}
}
Although research on autobiographical memory is growing steadily, very little is known about involuntary autobiographical memories that are spontaneously recalled in everyday life. In addition, very few studies have examined the actual content of autobiographical memories and how the content might change as a function of age. The present study carried out a content analysis of involuntary autobiographical memories recorded by young (N = 11) and old (N = 10) volunteers over a period of 1 week. A… CONTINUE READING

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