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ERIC Number: EJ917990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Normative Ideas of Life and Autobiographical Reasoning in Life Narratives
Bohn, Annette
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n131 p19-30 Spr 2011
Autobiographical reasoning is closely related to the development of normative ideas about life as measured by the cultural life script. The acquisition of a life script is an important prerequisite for autobiographical reasoning because children learn through the life script which events are expected to go into their life story, and when to expect certain events in life. Thus, the cultural life script not only helps organize autobiographical memories, but it also guides expectations for our future life stories. Therefore, the cultural life script should be considered the overarching principle of organizing autobiographical memories across the lifespan. (Contains 1 table.)
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Language: English
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