Remembering pride and shame: Self-enhancement and the phenomenology of autobiographical memory

  title={Remembering pride and shame: Self-enhancement and the phenomenology of autobiographical memory},
  author={Arnaud D'Argembeau and Martial Van der Linden},
  pages={538 - 547}
People's self-images are grounded in autobiographical memories and, in particular, in the phenomenological experience associated with remembering. The desire to increase or maintain the positivity of the self-image (i.e., the self-enhancement motive) might thus play an important role in shaping memory phenomenology. This study examined this hypothesis by asking participants to recall positive and negative events that involve self-evaluations (i.e., pride and shame) and positive and negative… 
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