Adults' earliest memories as a function of age, gender, and education in a large stratified sample.

@article{Kingo2013AdultsEM,
  title={Adults' earliest memories as a function of age, gender, and education in a large stratified sample.},
  author={Osman Skjold Kingo and Dorthe Berntsen and Peter Kr\ojgaard},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={646-53}
}
Childhood amnesia (i.e., a marked paucity of memories from the first 3-4 years of life) has often been examined by asking people for their earliest memory. Such studies have generally been conducted with college students, and thus been unable to examine possible effects of education and current age. We here report the first study on adults' earliest memories based on a large, stratified sample covering the adult life span from age 20 to 70 (n = 1,043). Because of the nature and size of our… CONTINUE READING

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