Momentous Events, Vivid Memories

  title={Momentous Events, Vivid Memories},
  author={David B. Pillemer},
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Memories of specific life episodes, termed personal event memories, have only recently become a focus of systematic research. In this article, memories of momentous events are analyzed from a
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Case studies and systematic research illustrate the prominence of memory directives in everyday life and explain why directive functions have received less emphasis in the research literature than social or self functions.
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