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TitleInfluences on young adults' earliest memory and memory fluency
AuthorNguyêñ, Duyên Thi Kim.
DescriptionThesis (M.Sc.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2008. Psychology
Paginationvii, 131 leaves
SubjectAutobiographical memory; Parental influences; Young adults;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Psychology
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 60-69)
AbstractParent-child relationships have a marked impact on child development that continues into adulthood, such as the development of identity. Identity formation is based upon one's life story, consisting of past memories, perceived present, and predictive future, collectively providing a sense of purpose and unity (McAdams, 1985; 2006). Thus, the recall of autobiographical memories is necessary in the construction of identity. Currently, there is no study that has examined the importance of parent-child relationships and frequency and function of reminiscing on adults' earliest memory and memory fluency. Therefore this study examines this issue by interviewing 149 young adults regarding memory, and measuring parent-child relationships and reminiscing. Results show that the quality of parent-child relationships, the amount of parental involvement, and reminiscing are associated with early autobiographical memory, though they account for only a modest proportion of the variance.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera2700033
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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