The 9/11 attacks inside and outside the US: testing four models of flashbulb memory formation across groups and the specific effects of social identity.

@article{Luminet2009The9A,
  title={The 9/11 attacks inside and outside the US: testing four models of flashbulb memory formation across groups and the specific effects of social identity.},
  author={Olivier Luminet and Antonietta Curci},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={742-59}
}
Flashbulb memories (FBMs) are consistent recollections of specific details of the reception context of events. Four theoretical models accounting for FBM formation (Brown & Kulik, 1977; Conway et al., 1994; Er, 2003; Finkenauer et al., 1998) were tested on average 21 and 524 days after the 9/11 attacks in the US in 2001 in two groups of participants (US, N=112; non-US, N=727). Structural equation modelling revealed that (1) a revision of Finkenauer et al.'s (1998) model provided the best fit… CONTINUE READING