Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Alejandra Zaragoza Scherman

A cross-cultural study of the lifespan distributions of life script events and autobiographical memories of life story events

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Cultural Life Script Theory provides a cultural explanation of the reminiscence bump: adults older than 40 years remember more life events happening between 15 - 30 years of age. The cultural life script represents semantic knowledge about commonly shared expectations regarding the order and timing of major transitional life events in an idealized life course. By comparing the lifespan distribution of life scripts events and memories of life story events, we can determine the degree to which the cultural life script serves as a recall template for autobiographical memories, especially of positive life events from adolescence and early adulthood.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year27 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2015
EventSARMAC XI: Society For Applied Research in Memory and Cogntion - Victoria, BC, Canada
Duration: 24 Jun 201527 Jun 2015
Conference number: XI

Conference

ConferenceSARMAC XI
NumberXI
CountryCanada
CityVictoria, BC
Period24/06/201527/06/2015

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