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What Your Most Vivid Memories Say About You

Memory does more for you than help you recall facts and information. It also helps you define your own sense of identity. Being able to name and reflect on the vivid memories called “self-defining memories” can provide unique insights into understanding your identity. Read More

What Your Most Vivid Memories Say About You

I find it interesting that older adults came up with more general memories that linked several events together and also felt more positive about their self-defining memories, even if the memories were negative. Perhaps this is because they have many memories or experiences that they have learned from.

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Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her latest book is The Search for Fulfillment.

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