The reminiscence bump for salient personal memories: Is a cultural life script required?

  title={The reminiscence bump for salient personal memories: Is a cultural life script required?},
  author={Ryan Dickson and David B. Pillemer and Elizabeth C Bruehl},
  journal={Memory \& Cognition},
Older adults report a higher frequency of autobiographical memories for experiences that occurred between ages 15 and 30, as compared with other life periods. This reminiscence bump is evident for memories involving positive, but not negative, emotions. The cultural life script hypothesis proposes that people share knowledge for the types and timing of positive landmark events and that this script guides the memory search to the bump period. The present research examined whether a reminiscence… 
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