Thursday, February 20, 2014
They base this on asking older adults to tell their life stories--and the transitions were their strongest memories--many of which occurred in the beginning of their lives--marriage, children, etc.
Other memorable transitions--moving, college, first job, military service.
This is based on 34 members of an active retirement community. All participants were white, 76% had at least an undergrad degree.
They found a big reminiscence bump between 17 and 24. This is a term for a time where there were a lot of memories.
What is it about 15-30 that is so memorable?
Do you think this is even true? I sometimes mull over past events--and they are from 35ish and up. My twenties were party time--I had a big job, money, no responsibilities. Then the real stuff started.
How about you?
Maybe the people they asked just remembered earlier stuff better--saving it out to the disk.