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Intersections in Basic and Applied Memory Research by Frederick G. Conrad, David G. Payne

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Autobiographical Memory: Individual Differences in Using Episodic and Schematic Information

Charles P. Thompson

Jeffrey A. Gibbons

Rodney J. Vogl

W. Richard Walker

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 ...

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