Life story chapters, specific memories and the reminiscence bump.

@article{Thomsen2011LifeSC,
  title={Life story chapters, specific memories and the reminiscence bump.},
  author={Dorthe Kirkegaard Thomsen and David B. Pillemer and Zorana Ivcevic},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          267-79
        }
}
Theories of autobiographical memory posit that extended time periods (here termed chapters) and memories are organised hierarchically. If chapters organise memories and guide their recall, then chapters and memories should show similar temporal distributions over the life course. Previous research demonstrates that positive but not negative memories show a reminiscence bump and that memories cluster at the beginning of extended time periods. The current study tested the hypotheses that (1) ages… CONTINUE READING

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