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The Autobiographical Self in Time and Culture$
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Qi Wang

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199737833

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737833.001.0001

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When Does Our Autobiographical Self Begin?

When Does Our Autobiographical Self Begin?

(p.95) 4 When Does Our Autobiographical Self Begin?
The Autobiographical Self in Time and Culture

Qi Wang

Oxford University Press

The chapter traces the developmental origins of the autobiographical self from a cross-cultural perspective. It examines the long-standing puzzle of childhood amnesia, arguing that culture plays a critical role in shaping the length of childhood amnesia and thus when the autobiographical self begins. Through examining cross-cultural findings of early childhood recollections in adults and children, as well as the development of autobiographical memory across the preschool years, the chapter offers three cultural explanations of childhood amnesia pertaining to working self-goals, emotion knowledge, and parent-child reminiscing.

Keywords:   childhood amnesia, childhood recollection, memory development, working self-goals, emotion knowledge, parent-child reminiscing

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