Distribution of important and word-cued autobiographical memories in 20-, 35-, and 70-year-old adults.

@article{Rubin1997DistributionOI,
  title={Distribution of important and word-cued autobiographical memories in 20-, 35-, and 70-year-old adults.},
  author={David C. Rubin and Matthew D. Schulkind},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={524-35}
}
For word-cued autobiographical memories, older adults had an increase, or bump, from the ages 10 to 30. All age groups had fewer memories from childhood than from other years and a power-function retention for memories from the most recent 10 years. There were no consistent differences in reaction times and rating scale responses across decades. Concrete words cued older memories, but no property of the cues predicted which memories would come from the bump. The 5 most important memories given… CONTINUE READING
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