ERIC Number: EJ238301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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Myth and Reality: The Older Person's Relationship to His Past.
Revere, Virginia; Tobin, Sheldon S.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v12 n1 p15-26 1981
The mythicizing of significant figures, evidenced in reminiscence among the elderly, can be interpreted as an adaptational response that is different from making sense out of one's life. Later in life the past becomes unique, and in the myth becoming the reality, one's life becomes justified. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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