Culture and Language in the Emergence of Autobiographical Memory

@article{Fivush2004CultureAL,
  title={Culture and Language in the Emergence of Autobiographical Memory},
  author={R. Fivush and K. Nelson},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={573 - 577}
}
Current conceptualizations of childhood amnesia assume that there is a “barrier” to remembering early experiences that must be overcome in order for one to begin to accumulate autobiographical memories. In contrast, we present a social-cultural-developmental perspective on the emergence of autobiographical memory. We first demonstrate the gradual emergence of autobiographical memories across the preschool years and then relate this developmental process to specific developments in language… Expand
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