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Long-term memory

Why do positive life experiences last in long-term memory, while stressful or fearful life experiences are often lost or buried in people's memories?" Can you please add additional information discussing positive memories and why they might be more memorable?

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The great thing with our own personal memories is that we have somewhat of a choice of what to do with them, and how to remember them. Many times people plan events or times of celebration, and will pull out the camera or camcorder to capture those memories of special times. It is those moments that we have those images in front of us as a reminder to look back because of the need to want to remember. Positive life experiences are remembered and cherished for many throughout their entire lives. Positive experiences provide individuals hope, encouragement, and fulfillment. People have feelings of ...

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The solution discusses the topic of long-term memory.