Reminiscence and vivid personal memories across adulthood.

  title={Reminiscence and vivid personal memories across adulthood.},
  author={Jeffrey Dean Webster and Odette Gould},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  volume={64 2},
This study examined reminiscence functions and vivid (i.e., landmark) personal memories in nine samples ranging from the teens to the nineties. Participants (n = 198) ranging in age from 18-95 years completed the Reminiscence Functions Scale (Webster, 1997) and described a vivid personal memory which was subsequently rated for frequency of recall, emotional valence, time of occurrence, impact, and thematic content. Reminiscence results showed that older adults tend to reminiscence more for… CONTINUE READING

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