Autobiographical memory across the life-span.

  title={Autobiographical memory across the life-span.},
  author={Joseph M. Fitzgerald and Ryan Wiser Lawrence},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  volume={39 6},
The processes of autobiographical memory were studied in four groups with mean ages of 12.7, 19.1, 44.5 and 67.2 years. Participants provided memories of specific events in response to single-word prompts. Analyses of response time and age of memories indicated response time remains stable during adulthood, whereas average event age increases. Analyses of retention function, however, indicated little difference in the retrieval of memories from recent intervals. Imagery value and meaningfulness… CONTINUE READING