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Life scripts help to maintain autobiographical memories of highly positive, but not highly negative, events.
(Mem Cognit, 2003-01)
A representative sample of 1,307 respondents between the ages of 20 and 94 was asked how old they were when they felt most afraid, most proud, most jealous, most in love, and most angry. They were also asked when they had ...
Cultural life scripts structure recall from autobiographical memory.
(Mem Cognit, 2004-04)
Three classes of evidence demonstrate the existence of life scripts, or culturally shared representations of the timing of major transitional life events. First, a reanalysis of earlier studies on age norms shows an increase ...
Emotionally charged autobiographical memories across the life span: the recall of happy, sad, traumatic, and involuntary memories.
(Psychology and aging, 2002-12)
A sample of 1,241 respondents between 20 and 93 years old were asked their age in their happiest, saddest, most traumatic, most important memory, and most recent involuntary memory. For older respondents, there was a clear ...
People believe it is plausible to have forgotten memories of childhood sexual abuse.
(Psychon Bull Rev, 2007-08)
Pezdek, Blandon-Gitlin, and Gabbay (2006) found that perceptions of the plausibility of events increase the likelihood that imagination may induce false memories of those events. Using a survey conducted by Gallup, we asked ...