Functions of Autobiographical Memory in Younger and Older Adults

  title={Functions of Autobiographical Memory in Younger and Older Adults},
  author={Andrea Vrani{\'c} and Margareta Jeli{\'c} and Mirjana Tonkovi{\'c}},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
Functional approach to autobiographical memory (AM) posits its three broad functions: directive, self, and social. Although these functions are probably universal, life stage and gender variations are expected. This research builds on previous studies investigating the validity of Thinking About Life Experiences Questionnaire (TALE; Bluck and Alea, 2011). A sample of 365 adults (56% female, mean age 43.3 years), divided in 2 age cohorts (young: 18-45 years, old: 46-90 years), used TALE, to rate… CONTINUE READING
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