Flashbulb memories of the assassination attempt on President Reagan

  title={Flashbulb memories of the assassination attempt on President Reagan},
  author={David B. Pillemer},
  • D. Pillemer
  • Published 1 February 1984
  • Psychology
  • Cognition
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