Emotional reminiscing and the development of an autobiographical self.

@article{Bird2006EmotionalRA,
  title={Emotional reminiscing and the development of an autobiographical self.},
  author={Amy L. Bird and Elaine Reese},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={613-26}
}
According to autobiographical memory theorists, past event conversations provide children with a framework for evaluating and connecting past events into a coherent autobiography (R. Fivush, 1994; K. Nelson, 1993; M. K. Welch-Ross, 1995). Two studies were conducted to empirically examine the association between past event conversation style and an independent measure of children's self-concept consistency. In Study 1, 50 New Zealand mothers discussed everyday past events with their children at… CONTINUE READING

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