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Effects of Voluntary Immigration on the Distribution of Autobiographical Memory over the Lifespan

dc.contributor.author Schrauf, RW
dc.contributor.author Rubin, DC
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-21T15:56:17Z
dc.date.issued 2001-12-01
dc.identifier.issn 0888-4080
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/10135
dc.description.abstract Immigration may be considered a 'traumatic' event with acute phases followed by long latency effects. Ten older, Hispanic adults who immigrated to the USA at ages 20-22, 24-28, and 34-35 narrated their 'life-stories' on two occasions, once in English and once in Spanish. Instead of the usual reminiscence bump they showed an increase in autobiographical recalls corresponding specifically to their ages at immigration. Each of the narrated life stories was independently coded for amount of detail, emotional valence, status as transitional event, and backward/forward search strategy. Memories for the time of immigration did not differ from other memories on any of these ratings. Increased recall for the period of immigration may be due to the encoding of novel events and the 'effort after meaning' required to integrate these events followed by a relatively stable period (settlement) marked by release from proactive interference and spaced rehearsal. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof Applied Cognitive Psychology
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1002/acp.835
dc.title Effects of Voluntary Immigration on the Distribution of Autobiographical Memory over the Lifespan
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Rubin, DC|0096042
pubs.issue 7 SPEC. ISS.
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group Psychology and Neuroscience
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group University Institutes and Centers
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 15


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