Autobiographical Memory and Its Relationship with Grief

  • Yudi Zhang School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Science and Technology Beijing China
  • Xiaoming Jia School of Humanities and Social Science, Beijing Institute of Technology China
Keywords: Autobiographical memory, grief, impact mechanism, intervention, culture

Abstract

Autobiographical Memory and Its Relationship with Grief are popular topics in psy- chological research. The existing studies linking the two areas are mainly focused on the following four aspects: Content, Characteristics and functions of autobi- ographical memory of griever; Cognitive and emotional impact mechanism of the grieving process on

autobiographical memory; Autobiographical memory as an intervention in the grieving process; Role of culture in the relationship between Autobiographical Memory and Its Relationship with Grief, such as the familism culture in China. Future research should focus on 1) clarifying the content of the autobiographical memory of grievers while extending our understanding from the aspect of the specificity of such memory to its more general properties and advancing empirical knowledge of its functioning, 2) the mechanism of self-concept and emotions on the autobiographical memory of

grievers, 3) intervention and autobiographical memory in grievers and 4) the influ- ence of culture.

Published
2018-07-03
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