Basic and Applied Memory Research: Practical Applications - Vol. 2

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in the construction of a memory whereas others do not, and active participation appears to influence the degree to which a previously neglected detail introduced in the conversation surfaces in subsequent individual recollections. We have not examined the contribution of conversational role here in as much detail as we did in our work on family remembering, although we intend to do so in future research. Nevertheless, the results suggest that not only do conversational roles shape conversational remembering, they also impact on subsequent recollections of participants in the conversation.

Our viewpoint that autobiographical remembering is an act of communication has led us to treat it as more than a confluence of internal processing and internal representations. Rather, we were driven to look at factors outside of those traditionally discussed as important for encoding, storage and retrieval, focusing on the importance of conversational roles. These roles exist not "in the head," but in the social dynamics of the group. Remembering, as an act of communication, is a social phenomenon, and we will never really understand it by focusing on isolated individuals.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We would like to acknowledge the support of NIMH grants #42064 and #50131 and a grant from the McDonnell Foundation.


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