Collective memories of three wars in United States history in younger and older adults

  title={Collective memories of three wars in United States history in younger and older adults},
  author={Franklin Zaromb and Andrew C. Butler and Pooja K. Agarwal and Henry L. Roediger},
  journal={Memory \& Cognition},
A collective memory is a representation of the past that is shared by members of a group. We investigated similarities and differences in the collective memories of younger and older adults for three major wars in U.S. history (the Civil War, World War II, and the Iraq War). Both groups were alive during the recent Iraq War, but only the older subjects were alive during World War II, and both groups learned about the Civil War from historical sources. Subjects recalled the 10 most important… 
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  • B. Meier
  • Psychology
    Memory & cognition
  • 2020
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