Alyusheva A.R. Acquisition of cultural life scripts repertory as a factor of autobiographical memory macrostructure development

Full text in Russian: Алюшева А.Р. Овладение репертуаром культурных жизненных сценариев как фактор развития макроструктуры автобиографической памяти
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The evolution of autobiographical memory macrostructure is considered as a result of coordinated interaction between the processes of socialization and individualization in the course of development of the above mnemonic subsystem. It is substantiated that the acquisition of cultural life scripts serves as the source of social conditioning of autobiographical memory. The question of the sources of individualization contents of autobiographical memory is brought up. The hypothesis that the cultural life scripts demonstrate variability even within the same community is discussed. In other words, an individual has the opportunity to choose scripts and build personal life stories based on these scripts. The following types of the scripts as socio-cultural means for organizing an autobiography are distinguished: typical, family, media (for example literary).

Keywords: development of autobiographical memory, cultural life script, typical script, family script, literary script, narrative, autobiographical reasoning


The study was supported by the grant of the President of Russian Federation for government support of young Russian scientists, project МД-3423.2011.6.


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Received 15 August 2011. Date of publication: 22 October 2012.

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Alyusheva Anna R. Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Alyusheva A.R. Acquisition of cultural life scripts repertory as a factor of autobiographical memory macrostructure development. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2012, Vol. 5, No. 25, p. 3. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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