Affect and accuracy in recall: Remembering personal circumstances: A functional analysis

  title={Affect and accuracy in recall: Remembering personal circumstances: A functional analysis},
  author={David B. Pillemer},
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's own personal circumstances (such as location, ongoing activities, and feelings) when receiving an important and shocking piece of news (such as first learning that President Kennedy had been shot), as opposed to memory for the newsworthy event itself. A second contribution of Brown and Kulik's… 
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