Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Alejandra Zaragoza Scherman

Autobiographical memories of important life story events in Mexico, Greenland, China, and Denmark

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Individuals often think and talk about autobiographical memories of important life events from their personal past. Do these life events and how often often participants rehearse them differ across cultures? In this study, researchers asked participants from Mexico, Greenland, China, and Denmark to recall seven autobiographical memories of important personal life story events. In addition, participants indicated how often they think or talk about the reported events. The three common important life events recalled by participants from all four cultures were having children, getting married, and attending college. Results showed cross-cultural differences in the rehearsal (think/talk) ratings for positive events, but not for negative events.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year18 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2016
EventInternational Conference on Memory - Faculty of Science Campus, ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 17 Jul 201622 Jul 2016
Conference number: 6


ConferenceInternational Conference on Memory
LocationFaculty of Science Campus, ELTE University
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