Types of Autobiographical Memory

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Types of Autobiographical Memory: personal memory: image-based representation of a single unrepeated event memory of your wedding day autobiographical fact: identical to personal memory, except that the memory is not image-based being able to answer 'yes' to 'Are you married?' generic personal memory: similar to a personal memory, except that the event is repeated or a series of similar events occur and are represented in a more abstract form getting married for the 5th time --> memory of any particular wedding might be difficult to date exactly and might not contain many distinguishing features
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Unformatted text preview: Vividness of Autobiographical Memories: Flashbulb Memories • memory for the situation in which you first learned of a very surprising and emotionally arousing event • typically memories of events of national or international significance • the assasination of JFK • the assasination of MLK • the Challenger explosion • the verdict in the OJ Simpson trial • Six 'Cannonical' Categories of Information in Flashbulb Memories (Brown & Kulik, 1977):...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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