Self-defining memories in complicated grief.

  title={Self-defining memories in complicated grief.},
  author={Fiona Maccallum and Richard A. Bryant},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  volume={46 12},
There is increasing attention to the mechanisms underpinning maladaptive responses to bereavement. This study indexed self-defining memories in bereaved individuals with and without complicated grief (CG). Participants with and without complicated grief (N=40) were asked to describe three self-defining memories. Results showed that CG participants provided more self-defining memories involving the deceased. Both groups were equally likely to report their loved one's death as a self-defining… CONTINUE READING

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