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Cultural Differences in Retrieval of Self-Defining Memories

Jobson, Laura; O'Kearney, Richard


Australians and Asians were asked to provide autobiographical memories of events they believe shaped who they are as individuals (self-defining memories). The authors found the anticipated cultural differences for the memories' themes. Contrary to previous suggestions, however, elaboration of personal memories occurred equally for both groups and was dependent on the content of the memory. Australians provided more elaborate autonomous memories and Asians more elaborate relatedness memories....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
DOI: 10.1177/0022022107312073


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