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How useful is the concept of a ‘working self’ in accounting for the functioning of autobiographical memory?

Milton, Damian (2010) How useful is the concept of a ‘working self’ in accounting for the functioning of autobiographical memory? Open University. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Autobiographical memories form the basis of an individual’s sense of self-history, as Conway and Holmes (2005) suggest, they provide a ‘database’ of the self. These memories help people to interact with one another, give a sense of personal and social history, and provide a sense of continuity to experience which would otherwise not be possible. This essay endeavours to explore the utility of the concept of a ‘working self’ in accounting for how autobiographical memories are cognitively organised.

Item Type: Other
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Damian Milton
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 16:54 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62728 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Milton, Damian: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3825-6194
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