Cultural life scripts structure recall from autobiographical memory.

@article{Berntsen2004CulturalLS,
  title={Cultural life scripts structure recall from autobiographical memory.},
  author={Dorthe Berntsen and David C. Rubin},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={427-42}
}
Three classes of evidence demonstrate the existence of life scripts, or culturally shared representations of the timing of major transitional life events. First, a reanalysis of earlier studies on age norms shows an increase in the number of transitional events between the ages of 15 and 30 years, and these events are associated with narrower age ranges and more positive emotion than events outside this period. Second, 1,485 Danes estimated how old hypothetical centenarians were when they had… CONTINUE READING
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