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Reminiscence and ageing

Cohen, Gillian and Taylor, Stephanie (1998). Reminiscence and ageing. Ageing and Society, 18(5) pp. 601–610.

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Abstract

This paper questions assumptions about reminiscence and looks at definitions of it. Functions of different types of reminiscence are examined and distinctions are drawn between these and autobiographical memories. Methodologies of eliciting reminiscences are critically considered. Finally, types and amounts of reminiscence are related to life style and age group.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1998 Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1469-1779
Keywords: ageing; reminiscence; autobiographical memory; age effects; life review; therapy
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 25143
Depositing User: Stephanie Taylor
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2011 14:55
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 16:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/25143
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