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AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY - Analyze the concept of autobiographical memory using AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY article. Briefly summarize AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY article. In the summary, include a brief description of the research study and its design.

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Alea, N. (2010). The prevalence and quality of silent, socially silent, and disclosed autobiographical memories across adulthood. Memory, 18(2), 142-158. doi:10.1080/09658210903176486

Robinson-Riegler, G., & Robinson-Riegler, B. (2008). Cognitive psychology: Applying the science of the mind (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon

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Autobiographical memories depend on personal variance, context specific sensory attributes, self-reference, truthfulness, and the experience of remembering (Robinson-Riegler, 2008). Each of these characteristics is highly variable, and subjected to personal perception. Autobiographical memories present difficulties in assessment. Researchers do not stage a situation and ask for participants to talk/write about it. Researchers ask participants about an event in their past. Researchers cannot determine the correctness of the memories. A hard reference of facts with which to compare the memories does not exist.

Robinson-Riegler and Robinson-Riegler states that autobiographical memories are "the memory for the specific experiences that comprise a person's life story" (2008, p. 330). Autobiographical memories serve three functions. First, these memories serve as a tool for communication, allowing individuals to connect with others emotionally through telling personal stories to family, friends, and even strangers. Second, autobiographical memories serve an emotional function by helping individuals organize, think through, and reflect on important events. The connection between personal memories and psychological functioning is ...

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AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY - Analyze the concept of autobiographical memory using AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY article. Briefly summarize AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY article. In the summary, include a brief description of the research study and its design.

TWO peer-reviewed article
References

Alea, N. (2010). The prevalence and quality of silent, socially silent, and disclosed autobiographical memories across adulthood. Memory, 18(2), 142-158. doi:10.1080/09658210903176486

Robinson-Riegler, G., & Robinson-Riegler, B. (2008). Cognitive psychology: Applying the science of the mind (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon

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