Autobiographical Memory: Individual Differences in Using Episodic and Schematic Information
Kansas Slate University
Memory diaries have been a useful tool in the study of autobiographical memory. These are diaries in which participants record an event from their lives each day with memory for the events tested at a later date. Linton (1975) was the first researcher to use such a diary; she recorded personal events for about 6 years and tested herself on memory for those events at regular intervals. In subsequent years, several researchers (Larsen, 1988; Wagenaar, 1986; White, 1982) replicated and extended her research.
That research with individual diaries has been very ...