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Remembering as an observer: how is autobiographical memory retrieval vantage perspective linked to depression?

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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...

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10.1080/09658210902984526

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Memory (Hove, England)
Volume:
17
Issue:
6
Pages:
624-634
Publication date:
2009-08-05
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EISSN:
1464-0686
ISSN:
0965-8211
URN:
uuid:95f63080-e072-4891-bedc-8a93a656cb7b
Source identifiers:
491222
Local pid:
pubs:491222

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