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Autobiographical Memory

Autobiographical Memory - Characteristics of...

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Autobiographical Memory Definition: memory for events and issues related to yourself includes memories for specific experiences and memory for the personal facts of one's life Remembering buying your first car --> specific experience Do you own a car --> personal fact Rubin (1987): we remember more about the periods in time that defines us as people
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Unformatted text preview: Characteristics of Autobiographical Memory: • long-term recollection of general features of an event • interpretations of an event • some recall of a few specific details of an event • Memory of your wedding day. .. • What happened? --> memory for general features and specific details • What was it like? --> interpretation...
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