Autobiographical reasoning in life narratives buffers the effect of biographical disruptions on the sense of self-continuity.

@article{Habermas2015AutobiographicalRI,
  title={Autobiographical reasoning in life narratives buffers the effect of biographical disruptions on the sense of self-continuity.},
  author={Tilmann Habermas and Christin K{\"o}ber},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2015},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={664-74}
}
Personal identity depends on synchronic coherence and diachronic continuity of the self. Autobiographical remembering and autobiographical knowledge as well as the stability of bodily integrity, of social roles, of significant others and of physical and sociocultural environment have been suggested as supporting a pre-reflective sense of self-continuity. Stark biographical discontinuities or disruptions in these areas may destabilise the sense of self-continuity. To test the hypothesis that… CONTINUE READING
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