Development and validation of diagnostics questionnaire «Functions of the Autobiographical Memory»

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Abstract

The article presents development and validation of a questionnaire assessing functions of the personality's autobiographical memory. Two foreign methods (RFS and TALE) were analyzed and an alternative questionnaire was introduced. It consists of 22 items and 5 scales, representing life situation and provoking to address the autobiographical memory. Test was administered to 250 adults and its high level of validity and representativeness was shown. Findings of gender and age differences are discussed.

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Journal rubric: Innovative Models

For citation: Vasilevskaya K.N. Development and validation of diagnostics questionnaire «Functions of the Autobiographical Memory». Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2008. Vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 101–110. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

K. N. Vasilevskaya, Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Differential Psychology and Psychophisiology, Psychological Institute of The Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia