What types of reminiscence are associated with successful aging?

  title={What types of reminiscence are associated with successful aging?},
  author={Paul T. P. Wong and Lisa Watt},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={6 2},
To resolve the controversy regarding the adaptive benefits of reminiscence, the study was conducted to investigate what types of reminiscence are associated with successful aging. On the basis of prior research and content analysis, 6 types of reminiscence were identified: integrative, instrumental, transmissive, narrative, escapist, and obsessive. Successful aging was operationally defined as higher than average ratings in mental and physical health and adjustment as determined by an… 

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