Style features of recoding the personal life-story in autobiographical memory as a result of intra-familial transmission



We studied the stylistic features of autobiographical memory structure which can be significant for the understanding the sources of intrapersonal propensity for deviant behavior among young people. From the standpoint of the Vygotsky's theory we studied 102 "parent-teenager" dyads in order to examine the mechanisms of cultural determination of autobiographical memory macrostructure in context of reproducing the life scenarios. We differentiate the social influences of various levels on the formation of system characteristics of autobiographical memory, which constitute individual style of fixation personal stories of the past. We have found а stable family-reproduced indicators of autobiographical memories belonging to the "family life" scenario, these include the emotional profile of the memories of lives, the level of scenario (fixation of socially approved events); representation of memories of other people (social orientation). The low values of these indicators can be the risk factors for asocial behavior.

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Keywords: autobiographical memory, past history, cultural life scenario, family life scenario, emotional profile of the personal past, social inheritance, asocial behavior.

Journal rubric: Psychology of Deviant and Criminal Behavior

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Alyusheva A. Style features of recoding the personal life-story in autobiographical memory as a result of intra-familial transmission [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2015. Vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 1–15. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2015100201. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Anna Alyusheva, post-graduate Student, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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