It has long been noted that the emotional impact of an autobiographical memory is associated with the vantage perspective from which it is recalled (Freud, 1950). Memories recalled from a first-person "field" perspective are phenomenologically rich, while third-person "observer" perspective memories contain more descriptive but less affective detail (Nigro and Neisser, 1983). Although there is some evidence that depressed individuals retrieve more observer memories than non-depressed individu...Expand abstract
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Remembering as an observer: how is autobiographical memory retrieval vantage perspective linked to depression?
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