Connecting the self to traumatic and positive events: links to identity and well-being.

@article{Merrill2016ConnectingTS,
  title={Connecting the self to traumatic and positive events: links to identity and well-being.},
  author={Natalie A Merrill and Theodore E A Waters and Robyn Fivush},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2016},
  volume={24 10},
  pages={
          1321-8
        }
}
Self-event connections in autobiographical narratives help integrate specific episodes from memory into the life story, which has implications for identity and well-being. Previous research has distinguished differential relations between positive and negative self-event connections to psychological well-being but less research has examined identity. In this study, examining self-event connections in emerging adults' narratives, 225 participants narrated a traumatic and an intensely positive… CONTINUE READING
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