Facets of personality and the phenomenology of autobiographical memory
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The relationship between individual differences in autobiographical memory and personality was examined by having 118 undergraduates complete the NEO Personality Inventory after rating 15 word-cued autobiographical memories on 20 scales. The Openness to Feelings facet (O3) correlated with measures of belief in the accuracy of memories, recollection, sensory imagery and emotion. Four other facets had correlations with belief (A3 - Altruism, E1 - Warmth, E4 - Activity, E6 - Positive Emotions). These facets also deal with emotional components of personality. In multiple regressions, measures of belief and measures of recollection were predicted by different variables, and for measures of belief, the O3 facet increased the variance accounted for beyond that of just the cognitive variables. Our results are consistent with and extend studies of the effects of depression and emotional suppression on autobiographical memory. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1002/acp.1038
Publication InfoRubin, David C; & Siegler, Ilene C (2004). Facets of personality and the phenomenology of autobiographical memory. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18(7). pp. 913-930. 10.1002/acp.1038. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/10114.
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Juanita M. Kreps Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Please refer to the Rubin Lab website My main research interest has been in long-term memory, especially for complex (or "real-world") stimuli. This work includes the study of autobiographical memory and oral traditions
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
My research efforts are in the area of developmental health psychology and organized around understanding the role of personality in health and disease in middle and later life. My primary research activity is as Principal Investigator of the UNC Alumni Heart Study (UNCAHS) a prospective epidemiologic study of 5000 middle aged men and women and 1200 of their spounses that evaluates the role of personality on coronary heart disease and coronary heart disease risk, cancer and norma
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