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Jefferson A. Singer, Ph.D.
Connecticut College

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               Çili, S., Pettit, S., & Stopa, L. (2017). Impact of imagery rescripting on adverse self-defining memories and                         post-recall working selves in a non-clinical sample: A pilot study. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy46,                         75-89.

[PDF]     Goddard, L., O’Dowda, H., & Pring, L. (2017). Knowing me, knowing you: Self defining memories in                         adolescents with and without an autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum                         Disorders, 37, 31-40. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2017.02.002 

[PDF]     Holm, T., Pillemer, D. B., Bliksted, V., Thomsen, D. K. (2017). A decline in self-defining memories                         following a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 76, 18-25.                         doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2017.03.014 

               Houle, I., Philippe, F. L., Lecours, S., & Roulez, J. (2017). Networks of self-defining memories as a                         contributing factor to emotional openness. Cognition and Emotion. Advance online publication.                         doi:10.1080/02699931.2017.1284045

[PDF]     Ricarte, J. J., Ros, L., Latorre, J. M., & Watkins, E. (2017). Mapping autobiographical memory in                         schizophrenia: Clinical implications. Clinical Psychology Review, 51, 96-108.                         doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2016.11.004 

[PDF]     Sas, C., Wisbach, K., & Coman, A. (2017). Craft-based Exploration of Sense of Self. Paper presented at                         CHI 2017, Denver, United States.


[PDF]     Berna, F., Potheegadoo, J., Aouadi, I., Ricarte, J. J., Coutelle, R., Boyer, L., ... Danion, J.M. (2016). A                         Meta-Analysis of autobiographical memory studies in schizophrenia spectrum disorder.                         Schizophrenia Bulletin42(1), 56-66. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbv099. 

[PDF]     Berna, F., Göritz, A. S., Schröder, J., Coutelle, R., Danion, J., Cuervo-Lombard, C. V., & Moritz, S. (2016).                         Self-disorders in individuals with autistic traits: Contribution of reduced autobiographical reasoning                         capacities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Advance online publication.                         doi:10.1007/s10803-016-2797-2 

[PDF]     Berna, F., Göritz, A. S., Schröder, J, Martin, B., Cermolacce M., Alléi, M. C., … Moritza, S. (2016).                         Self-disorders in individuals with attenuated psychotic symptoms: Contribution of a dysfunction of                         autobiographical memory. Psychiatry Research, 239333–341. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2016.03.029

[PDF]     Bouizegarene, N., & Philippe, F. L. (2016). Episodic memories as building blocks of identity processing                         styles and life domains satisfaction: Examining need satisfaction and need for cognitive closure in                         memories. Memory, 24, 616. doi:10.1080/09658211.2015.1034138 

                Boyacioglu, I., Akfirat, S., & Yılmaz, A. E. (2016). Gender differences in emotional experiences across                         childhood, romantic relationship, and self-defining memories. Journal of Cognitive Psychology.                         Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/20445911.2016.1216996

                Çili, S., Pettit, S., & Stopa, L. (2016). Impact of imagery rescripting on adverse self-defining memories                         and post-recall working selves in a non-clinical sample: A pilot study. Cognitive Behaviour                         Therapy45, 1-15. doi:10.1080/16506073.2016.1212396

[PDF]     Cole, S. N., & Berntsen, D. (2016). Do future thoughts reflect personal goals? Current concerns and mental                         time travel into the past and future. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69,                         273-284. doi:10.1080/17470218.2015.1044542

[PDF]    Cuervo-Lombard, C., Raucher-Chéné, D., Barrière, S., Van der Linden, M., & Kaladjian, A. (2016).                         Self-defining memories in recently detoxified alcohol-dependent patients. Psychiatry Research.                         Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2016.09.040 

               Demblon, J., & D’Argembeau A. (2016). Contribution of past and future self-defining event networks to                         personal identity. Memory. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/09658211.2016.1205095

[PDF]     Duarte, C., & Pinto-Gouveia, J. (2016). Self-defining memories of body image shame and binge eating in                         men and women: Body image shame and self-criticism in adulthood as mediating mechanisms. Sex                         Roles. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s11199-016-0728-5

[PDF]     El Haj, M., Gandolphe, M., Wawrziczny, E., & Antoine, P. (2016). Flashbulb memories of Paris attacks:                         Recall of these events and subjective reliving of these memories in a case with Alzheimer                         disease. Medicine, 95(46), e5448. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000005448

[PDF]     Enz, K. F., Pillemer, D. B., Johnson, K. M. (2016) The relocation bump: Memories of middle adulthood                         are organized around residential moves. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 935-940.

[PDF]     Gysman A., & Fivush, R. (2016). Gender identity predicts autobiographical memory                         phenomenology. Applied Cognitive Psychology30, 613-621. doi:10.1002/acp.3235

[PDF]     Grysman, A., Merrill, N., & Fivush, R. (2016). Emotion, gender, and gender typical identity in                         autobiographical memory. Memory, Advance online publication.                         doi:10.1080/09658211.2016.1168847

[PDF]     Holm, T., Thomsen, D. K., & Bliksted, V. (2016). Life story chapters and narrative self-continuity in                         patients with schizophrenia. Consciousness and Cognition45, 60-74.                         doi:10.1016/j.concog.2016.08.009

[PDF]     Hooker, B. A. (2016). The life stories of teachers in post compulsory education: A narrative exploration of                         teacher identity (Doctoral dissertation). University of Wolverhampton, UK.

[PDF]     Houle, I., & Philippe, F. L. (2016). Remembering important episodic memories: The impact of need                         satisfaction in memories on mood and well-being. Poster presented at the International Conference on                         Self-Determination Theory.

                Huntjens, R. J. C., Wessel, I., Ostafin, B. D., Boelen, P. A., Brhrens, F., & van Minnen, A. (2016).                         Trauma-related self-defining memories and future goals in dissociative identity disorder. Behavior                         Research and Thearpy87, 216-224. doi:

[PDF]    LeTard, A. J. (2016). The role of autonomy, attachment, and co-construction in early adolescent meaning                         making (Doctoral dissertation). University of Connecticut, CT.

[PDF]     Mclean, K., Syed, M., Yoder, A., & Greenhoot, A. (2016). The role of domain content in understanding                         identity development processes. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26, 60-75.                         doi:10.1111/jora.12169 

[PDF]     Montebarocci, O., Surcinelli, P., & Rossi, N. C. F. (2016). Self-defining and early childhood memories:                         Subjective intensity rating of memory-related emotions. American Journal of Applied                         Psychology5(5), 32-37. doi:10.11648/j.ajap.20160505.12 

[PDF]     Mutluturk, A., & Tekcan, A. (2016). Remembering and telling self-consistent and self-discrepant                         memories. Memory, 24, 513-525. doi:10.1080/09658211.2015.1021256 

               Negru-Subtirica, O., Tiganasu, A., Dezutter, J., & Luyckx, K. (2016). A cultural take on the links between                         religiosity, identity, and meaning in life in religious emerging adults. British Journal of                         Developmental Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/bjdp.12169

[PDF]     Robinson, S., Howlin, P., & Russell, A. (2016). Personality traits, autobiographical memory and                         knowledge of self and others: A comparative study in young people with autism spectrum disorder.                         Autism. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1362361316645429

[PDF]     Shucard, H. (2016). Narrative processes and well-being in the context of chronic illness (Master’s thesis).                         Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

[PDF]    Voltzenlogel, V., Ernst, A., de Sèze, J., Brassat, D., Manning, L., & Berna, F. (2016). Giving meaning to                         illness: An investigation of self-defining memories in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple                         sclerosis patients. Consciousness and Cognition, 45, 200-209. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2016.09.010

[PDF]    Wagener, A., Brouette, B., & Blairy S. (2016). Self-defining memories and future projections as a means to                         facilitate reflection on life values in depressed adults: A preliminary study. Poster presented at the                         European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies Congress, Stockholm, Sweden.

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[PDF]     Çili, S., & Stopa, L. (2015). Intrusive mental imagery in psychological disorders: Is the self the key to                         understanding maintenance? Frontiers in Psychiatry6, 103. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00103 

[LINK]   Davies, N. (2015, June 15). Self-defining memories help people with depression, bipolar disorder.                         Retrieved from                         -depression-bipolar-disorder/article/420625/

[PDF]     Haj, M. E., Antoine, P., & Kapogiannis, D. (2015). Similarity between remembering the past and                         imagining the future in alzheimer's disease: Implication of episodic memory. Neuropsychologia66,                         119-125. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.11.015 

[PDF]     Haj, M., Antoine, P., Nandrino, J. L., Gély-Nargeot, M., & Raffard, S. (2015). Self-defining memories                         during exposure to music in Alzheimer's disease. International Psychogeriatrics27, 1719-1730.                         doi:10.1017/S1041610215000812

[PDF]     Lee, S. (2015). Existential concerns in self-defining memories of individuals with depression (Doctoral                         dissertation). The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.

[PDF]     Liao, H. W., Bluck, S., Alea, N., & Cheng, C. L. (2015). Functions of autobiographical memory in                         Taiwanese and American emerging adults. Memory. Advance online publication.                         doi:10.1080/09658211.2015.1015572

[PDF]     Liao, H., Bluck, S., & Cheng, C. (2015). Young women in today's Taiwan: Relation of identity status and                         redemptive narration to psychological well-being. Sex Roles73, 258-272.                         doi:10.1007/s11199-015-0504-y

[PDF]     Sas, C., Challioner, S., Clarke, C., Wilson, R., Coman, A., Clinch, S., . . . Davies, N. (2015). Self-defining                         memory cues: Creative expression and emotional meaning. Human Factors in Computing Systems                         Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts. doi:10.1145/2702613.2732842

[PDF]     Sweeney, M. L. (2015). An examination of self-defining memories, cognitive avoidance and metacognitive                         processes in depressed and non-depressed older adults (Doctoral dissertation). University of                         Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

[PDF]     Sansom-Daly, U. M., Bryant, R. A., Cohn, R. J., & Wakefield, C. E. (2015). Rumination and self-defining                         memories in the context of health concerns. Memory. Advance online publication.                         doi:10.1080/09658211.2015.1059860

[PDF]     Wegener, A., Boulanger, M., & Blairy, S. (2015). Self-defining memories and self-concept clarity: A                         comparative study of depressed patients, bipolar patients and healthy subjects. Poster session                         presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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[PDF]     Bluck, S., Alea, N., & Ali, S. (2014). Remembering the historical roots of remembering the personal                         past. Applied Cognitive Psychology28, 290-300. doi:10.1002/acp.2987 

​[PDF]    Çili, S. & Stopa, L. (2014). The retrieval of self-defining memories is associated with the activation of                         specific working selves. Memory, 22. doi:10.1080/09658211.2014.882955

[PDF]    D’Argembeau, A., Cassol, H., Phillips, C., Balteau, E., Salmon, E., & Van der Linden, M. (2014). Brains                         creating stories of selves: The neural basis of autobiographical reasoning. Social, Cognitive, &                         Affective Neuroscience9, 646-652.

[PDF]    Ford, J. H., Rubin, D. C., & Giovanello, K. S. (2014). Effects of task instruction on autobiographical                         memory specificity in young and older adults. Memory22, 722-736.

[PDF]    Guruprasad, D. & Bhola, P. (2014). Assessment of autobiographical memory narratives in psychotherapy                         with borderline personality disorder: An exploratory study. Research in Psychotherapy:                         Psychopathology, Process and Outcome17(2), 52-64.

[PDF]     Jobson, L., Moradi, A. R., Rahimi-Movaghar, V., Conway, M. A., & Dalgleish, T. (2014). Culture and                         the remembering of trauma. Clinical Psychological Science2, 696-713.

[PDF]     Jurist, E. L. (2014). Whatever happened to the superego? Loewald and the future of                         psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 31, 489-501. doi:10.1037/a0038060  

[PDF]     Küpper, C. S., Benoit, R. G., Dalgleish, T., & Anderson, M. C. (2014). Direct suppression as a mechanism                         for controlling unpleasant memories in daily life. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General143,                         1443-1449.

[PDF]     Montebarocci, O., Luchetti, M., & Sutin, A. R. (2014). Age, memory type, and the phenomenology                         of autobiographical memory: Findings from an Italian sample. Memory22, 295-306.

[PDF]     Romero, N., Vazquez, C., & Sanchez, A. (2014). Rumination and specificity of autobiographical                         memory in dysphoria. Memory22646-654.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. & Conway, M. A. (2014). The varieties of remembered experience: Moving memory                         beyond the bounded self. Memory Studies7, 385-392.

[PDF]     Waters, T. E. A., Bauer, P. J., & Fivush, R. (2014). Autobiographical memory functions served by                         multiple event types. Applied Cognitive Psychology28, 185-195.

[PDF]     Wagener, A., Boulanger, M., Van Limbergen, C., & Blairy, S. (2014). Selves impairment in bipolar                         disorder through self-concept clarity, self-defining memories and self-esteem. Poster session                         presented at the Neurex Workshop “The self: from autobiographical memories to the life story,”                         Strasbourg, France.

[PDF]     Wagener, A., Weigend, A., Boulanger, M., & Blairy, S. (2014). Depression and autobiographical memory:                         Which are the characteristics of depressed patients’ self-defining memories? Poster session presented                         at the Neurex Workshop “The self: from autobiographical memories to the life story,” Strasbourg,                         France.

[PDF]     Werner-Seidler, A. & Moulds, M. L. (2014). Recalling positive self-defining memories in depression:                         The impact of processing mode. Memory22, 525-535.

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[PDF]     Boulanger, M., Laurie, M., & Blairy, S. (2013). Self-defining memories and identity in schizophrenia:                         Preliminary results. Poster session presented at the Neurex Symposium, Strasbourg, France.

               Boyacioglu, I. (2012). The effect of attachment dimensions on the phenomenological characteristics of                         autobiographical and self-defining memories. Turkish Journal of Psychology, 27(70), 84-100.

[PDF]     Dunlop, W. L. ; Walker, L. J., & Wiens, T. K. (2013). What do we know when we know a person across                         contexts? Examining self-concept differentiation at the three levels of personality. Journal of                         Personality, 81, 376-389. doi:10.1111/jopy.1201

[PDF]     Emmerling, M. (2013). Dialectical constructivism: The integration of emotion, autobiographical memory,                         and narrative identity in anorexia nervosa (Doctoral dissertation). University of Alberta, Alberta,                         Canada.

​[PDF]     Foland-Ross, L. C., Cooney, R. E., Joormann, J, Henry, M. L., & Gotlib, I. H. (2013). Recalling happy                         memories in remitted depression: A neuroimaging investigation of the repair of sad mood. Cognitive,                         Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 818-826.

[PDF]     Harrison, A. & Singer, J. (2013). Boundaries in the mind: Historical context and current research using the                         boundary questionnaire. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 33, 205-215.

[PDF]     Hohman, T. J., Peynircioğlu, Z. F., & Beason-Held, L. L. (2013). Flexibility of event boundaries in                         autobiographical memory. Memory, 21, 249-260.

[PDF]     Luchetti, M., Rossi, N., & Montebarocci, O. (2013). Brief report: Collecting self-defining memories                         outside therapy. Clinical Psychologist. doi:10.1111/cp.12032

[PDF]     Martinelli, P., Anssens, A., Sperduti, M., & Piolino, P. (2013). The influence of normal aging and                         Alzheimer's disease in autobiographical memory highly related to the self. Neuropsychology, 27(1),                         69-78.
[PDF]     McLean, K. C., Wood, B., & Breen, A. V. (2013). Reflecting on a difficult life. Journal of Adolescent                         Research, 28, 431-452. doi:10.1177/0743558413484355 

[PDF]     Neshat-Doost, H. T., Dalgleish, T., Yule, W., Kalantari, M., Ahmadi, S. J., Dyregrov, A., & Jobson, L.                         (2013). Enhancing autobiographical memory specificity through cognitive training: An intervention                         for depression translated from basic science. Clinical Psychological Science, 1(1), 84-92.

[PDF]     Pillemer, D. B., Thomsen, D., Kuwabara, K. J., & Ivcevic, Z. (2013). Feeling good and bad about the past                         and future self. Memory, 21, 210-218.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. (2013). Lost in translation? Finding the person in the emerging paradigm of clinical science:                         Introduction to a special issue on personality and psychotherapy. Journal of Personality, 81(6),                         511-514.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A., Blagov, P., Berry, M., & Oost, K. M. (2013). Self-defining memories, scripts, and the life                         story: Narrative identity in personality and psychotherapy. Journal of Personality, 81(6), 569-582.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A., Singer, B. F., & Berry, M. (2013). A meaning-based intervention for addiction: Using                         narrative therapy and mindfulness to treat alcohol abuse. In J. Hicks and C. Routledge (Eds.), The                         experience of meaning in life: Classical perspectives, emerging themes, and controversies (pp.                         379-391). New York: Springer.

[PDF]     Sumner, J. A., Mineka, S., & McAdams, D. P. (2013). Specificity in autobiographical memory narratives                         correlates with performance on the Autobiographical Memory Test and prospectively predicts                         depressive symptoms. Memory, 21(6), 646-656.

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[PDF]     Alyusheva, A. R. & Nourkova, V. V. (2012). Identity formation and autobiographical memory: Two                         interrelated concepts of development. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 66,                         285-288.

[PDF]     D'Argembeau, A., Lardi, C., & Van der Linden, M. (2012). Self-defining future projections: Exploring the                         identity function of thinking about the future. Memory, 20(2), 110-120.

[PDF]     Jørgensen, C. R., Berntsen, D., Bech, M., Kjølbye, M., Bennedsen, B. E., & Ramsgaard, S. B. (2012).                         Identity-related autobiographical memories and cultural life scripts in patients with Borderline                         Personality Disorder. Consciousness and Cognition, 21(2), 788-798.

[PDF]     Knez, I. (2012). Place and the self: An autobiographical memory synthesis. Philosophical Psychology,                         1-29.

[PDF]     Lardi, C., Ghisletta, P., & Van der Linden, M. (2012). What is the nature of the self-defining memories of                         repression-prone individuals? Self and Identity, 11(4), 492-515.

[PDF]     Lardi Robyn, C., Ghisletta, P., & Van der Linden, M. (2012). Self-defining memories and self-defining                         future projections in hypomania-prone individuals. Consciousness and Cognition, 21(2), 764-774.

[PDF]     Lodi-Smith, J. (2012). Word use in self-defining memories predicts healthy aging. The Gerontologist, 52,                         433.

[PDF]     McKay, C. D., Singer, J. A., & Conway, M. A. (In press). Psychological disorders and autobiographical                         memory: Examining memory specificity, affective content, and meaning-making. In A. Mishara, P.                         Corlett, P. Fletcher, and M. Schwartz (Eds.), Phenomenological neuropsychiatry: How patient                         experience bridges clinic with clinical neuroscience. New York: Springer.

[PDF]     Philippe, F. L., Koestner, R., Beaulieu-Pelletier, G., Lecours, S., & Lekes, N. (2012). The role of episodic                         memories in current and future well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(4),                         505-519.

[PDF]     Popova, M. (2012). The science of sleep: Dreaming, depression, and how REM sleep regulates negative                         emotions. Retrieved from

[PDF]     Syed, M. (2012). College students' storytelling of ethnicity-related events in the academic domain. Journal                         of Adolescent Research, 27(2), 203-230.

[PDF]     Uzer, T., Lee, P. J., & Brown, N. R. (2012). On the prevalence of directly retrieved autobiographical                         memories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38(5),                         1296-1308.

​[PDF]     Werner-Seidler, A. (2012). Autobiographical memory and the affective impact of positive memory recall in                         depressive disorders (Doctoral dissertation). The University of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia. 

[PDF]     Werner-Seidler, A. & Moulds, M. L. (2012). Characteristics of self-defining memory in depression                         vulnerability. Memory, 20(8), 935-948.

[PDF]     Werner-Seidler, A. & Moulds, M. L. (2012). Mood repair and processing mode in depression. Emotion,                         12(3), 470-478.

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[PDF]     Barkai, A. R. & Rappaport, N. (2011). A psychiatric perspective on narratives of self-reflection in resilient                         adolescents. Adolescent Psychiatry, 1(1), 46-54.

[PDF]     Berna, F., Bennouna-Greene, M., Potheegadoo, J., Verry, P., Conway, M. A., & Danion, J. (2011). Impaired                         ability to give a meaning to personally significant events in patients with                         schizophrenia. Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 703-711.
[PDF]     Berna, F., Bennouna-Greene, M., Potheegadoo, J., Verry, P., Conway, M. A., & Danion, J. (2011).                         Self-defining memories related to illness and integration into the self in patients with                         schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 189(1), 49-54.

[PDF]     Fivush, R., Habermas, T., Waters, T. E. A., & Zaman, W. (2011). The making of autobiographical memory:                         Intersections of culture, narratives and identity. International Journal of Psychology, 46(5), 321-345.

[PDF]     Hall, J. A. (2011). Mental imagery, self-defining memories and emotion in individuals likely to develop                         bipolar disorder. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom.

[PDF]     Harkness, T. (2011). A narrative approach to understanding vulnerability to depression. (Doctoral                         dissertation). Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

[PDF]     Jobson, L. (2011). Cultural differences in levels of autonomous orientation in autobiographical                         remembering in posttraumatic stress disorder. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25(2), 175-182.

               Laughlin, L. (2011). Religious and spiritual self-defining memories: An exploratory Scottish study                         (Doctoral dissertation). University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.

[PDF]     Lowinger, R. R. (2011). Sense of meaning in context: A study of meaning for past events in relation to                         future goals, and in relation to intrusions and personality over time. (Doctoral thesis). Condordia                         University Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

[PDF]     McLean, K. C. & Pasupathi, M. (2011). Old, new, borrowed, blue? The emergence and retention of                         personal meaning in autobiographical storytelling. Journal of Personality, 79 (1), 135-163.

[PDF]     Mosleh, M. (2011). Remembering your (im)moral past: Narrative construction and the moral                         self (Masters’ thesis). Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada.

[PDF]     Phillipe, F. L., Koestner, R., Beaulieu-Pelletier, G., & Lecours, S. (2011) The role of need satisfaction as a                         distinct and basic psychological component of autobiographical memories: A look at                         well-being. Journal of Personality, 79(5), 905-938.

               Raymond, K., Singer, J. & Lam, D. (2011). The influence of mood on self-defining memories in bipolar                         disorder. Manuscript submitted for publication.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. (2011). “Location, location, location”: How narrative therapy shifts our thinking and practice                         from personal to relational, social, and political concerns [Review of the book Narrative therapy, by                         S. Madigan]. PsycCritiques, 56(23).

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. & Conway, M. A. (2011). Reconsidering therapeutic action: Loewald, cognitive neuroscience,                         and the integration of memory’s duality. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 92(5), 1183-1207.

[PDF]     Sutin, A. R. & Stockdale, G. D. (2011). Trait dissociation and the subjective affective, motivational, and                         phenomenological experience of self-defining memories. Journal of Personality, 79(5), 939-963.
[PDF]     Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2011). Remembered persons and the self-defining memories of adolescents. In P.                         Stenner et al. (Eds.), Theoretical psychology: Global transformations and challenges (pp. 133-144).                         Captus University Press.

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[PDF]     Baddeley, J. & Singer, J. A. (2010). A loss in the family: Silence, memory, and narrative identity after                         bereavement. Memory, 18, 198-207.

[PDF]     Ballinger, G. A. & Rockmann, K. W. (2010). Chutes versus ladders: Anchoring events and a                         punctuated-equilibrium perspective on social exchange relationships. Academy of Management                         Review, 35(3), 373-391.

               Boyacioglu, I. (2010). Relationships between autobiographical memory and adult attachment (Doctoral                         dissertation). University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

[PDF]     Crane, L., Goddard, L., & Pring, L. (2010). Brief report: Self-defining and everyday autobiographical                         memories in adults with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,                         40, 383-391. doi:10.1007/s10803-009-0875-4

[PDF]     Crone, T. & Beike, D. (2010, January). Can the benefits of self-defining memories be obtained from a                         closed memory? Poster presented at the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and                         Social Psychology.

[PDF]     Knaack, N. C. (2010). Narrative foreclosure bij ouderen: De samenhang tussen narrative foreclosure en                         self-defining memories. (Master's thesis.) University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands.

[PDF]     Lardi, C., D'Argembeau, A., Chanal, J., Ghisletta, P., & Van der Linden, M. (2010). Further                         characterization of self-defining memories in young adults: A study of a Swiss sample. Memory,                         18 (3), 293-309.

[PDF]     Moertl, K., Boritz, T. Z., Bryntwick, E., & Angus, L. (2010). Developing a systematic procedure for the                         assessment of self-defining memories in psychodynamic therapy: Promise and pitfalls. Pragmatic                         Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 6, 203-214. doi:10.14713/pcsp.v6i3.1043 

               Niedźwieńska, A. & Świeży, M. (2010). The self-defining function of recalling personal memories and                         identity status. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 10(4), 304-310.

[PDF]     Raffard, S., D’Argembeau, A., Lardi, C., Bayard, S., Boulenger, J., & Van der Linden, M. (2010).                         Narrative identity in schizophrenia. Consciousness and Cognition, 19(1), 328-340.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. & Bonalume, L. (2010). Autobiographical memory narratives in psychotherapy: A coding                         system applied to the case of Cynthia. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 6 (3), 134-188                         (Target Article for Issue).

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. & Labunko-Messier, B. (2010). Using self-defining memories in couples therapy with older                         adults. In G. Kenyon, E. Bohlmeijer, and W. Randall (Eds.) Storying later life: Issues, investigations,                         and interventions in narrative gerontology (pp. 213-234). New York: Oxford University.

[PDF]     Smith, M. N. (2010). Practical imagination and its limits. Philosophers' Imprint, 10(3), 1-20.

[PDF]     Sutin, A. R., & Robins, R. W. Correlates and phenomenology of 1st and 3rd person memories. Memory.                         18, 625-637. doi:10.1080/09658211.2010.497765.

[PDF]     Valish, F. (2010). Thanks for the memories: Artists and the early experiences that shaped them. Under the                         Radar, 32, 51-52.

[PDF]     Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2010). Collage life story elicitation technique: A representational technique for                         scaffolding autobiographical memories. The Qualitative Report, 15(3), 675-695.

[PDF]     Weststrate, N. M. & McLean, K. C. (2010). The rise and fall of gay: A cultural-historical approach to gay                         identity development. Memory, 18(2), 225-240.

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[PDF]     Baddeley, J. L. & Singer, J. A. (2009). A social interactional model of bereavement narrative                         disclosure. Review of General Psychology, 13(3), 202-218.

[PDF]     Bluck, S. & Alea, N. (2009). Characteristics of positive autobiographical memories in adulthood. The                         International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 69(4), 247-265.

[PDF]     Cox, C. E., Docherty, S. L., Brandon, D. H., et al. (2009). Surviving critical illness: The acute respiratory                         distress syndrome as experienced by patients and their caregivers. Critical Care Medicine, 37(10),                         2702-2708.

[PDF]     Crane, L., Goddard, L., & Pring, L. (2009). Brief report: Self-defining and everyday autobiographical                         memories in adults with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,                         40 (3), 383-391.

[PDF]     Hassebrock, F. & Boyle, B. (2009). Memory and narrative: Reading The things they carried for psyche and                         persona. Across the Disciplines, 6. Retrieved from               

[PDF]     Hunter, C. (2009, November 12). [Review of the book Romantic echoes in the Victorian era, by A. Radford                         & M. Sandy (Eds.)]. Romantic Textualities, 19. Retrieved from               

[PDF]     Lodi-Smith, J., Geise, A. C., Roberts, B. W., & Robins, R. W. (2009). Narrating personality                         change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96(3), 679-689.

[PDF]     Pasupathi, M., McLean, K. C., & Weeks, T. (2009). To tell or not to tell: Disclosure and the narrative                         self. Journal of Personality, 77 (1), 1-35.

[PDF]     Martinelli, P. & Piolino, P. (2009). Self-defining memories: Last episodic memory bastion in normal                         aging? Psychol Neuropsychiatr Viell, 7(3), 151-167.

[PDF]     Raffard, S., D'Argembeau, A., Lardi, C., Bayard, S., Boulenger, J. P., & Van der Linden, M. (2009).                         Exploring self-defining memories in schizophrenia. Memory, 17 (1), 26-38.

[PDF]     Raymond, K. A. (2009). The influence of mood on self-defining memories (Doctoral dissertation).                         University of Hull, Hull, UK.

[PDF]     Sönmez, C. C. (2009). Self-defining memories: Characteristics and the link with self-concept and goals.                         (Master's thesis.)

[PDF]     Summerfield, J. J., Hassabis, D., & Maguire, E. A. (2009). Cortical midline involvement in                         autobiographical memory. NeuroImage, 44(3), 1188-1200.

[PDF]     Sutin, A. R. & Gillath, O. (2009). Autobiographical memory phenomenology and content mediate                         attachment style and psychological distress. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56(3), 351-364.

[PDF]     Thomsen, D. K. (2009). There is more to life stories than memories. Memory, 17(4), 445-457.

[PDF]     Wilson, J. (2009). An integral inquiry into the meaning of early attachment experiences for American Zen                         Buddhists (Doctoral dissertation). Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA.

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[PDF]     Baddeley, J. L. & Singer, J. A. (2008). Telling losses: Personality correlates and functions of bereavement                         narratives. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 421-438.

[PDF]     Boritz, T. Z., Angus, L., Monette, G., & Hollis-Walker, L. (2008). An empirical analysis of                         autobiographical memory specificity subtypes in brief emotion-focused and client-centered                         treatments of depression. Psychotherapy Research, 18(5), 584-593.

[PDF]     Boritz, T. Z., Bryntwick, E., & Angus, L. E. (2008, June 1). Working with autobiographical memory                         narratives in psychotherapy. The Division of Psychotherapy. Retrieved from               

               Hagberg, G. (2008). Describing ourselves: Wittgenstein and autobiographical consciousness. New York:                         Oxford University Press.

[PDF]     Jobson, L. & O'Kearney, R. (2008). Cultural differences in personal identity in post-traumatic stress                         disorder. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 47(1), 95-109.

[PDF]     Jobson, L. & O'Kearney, R. (2008). Cultural differences in retrieval of self-defining memories. Journal of                         Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39(1), 75-80.

[PDF]     Lonson, C., Astell, A., & Dritschel, B. (2008). Goal priorities and self-defining memories: Differences                         between older men and women. The Gerontologist, 48, 220.

[PDF]     Maccallum, F. & Bryant, R. A. (2008). Self-defining memories in complicated grief. Behaviour Research                         and Therapy, 46, 1311-1315.

[PDF]     McLean, K. C. (2008). Stories of the young and the old: Personal continuity and narrative                         identity. Developmental Psychology, 44, 254-264.

[PDF]     Rathbone, C. J., Moulin, C. J. A., & Conway, M. A. (2008). Self-centered memories: The reminiscence                         bump and the self. Memory & Cognition, 36(8), 1403-1414.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. (2008, April 23). Relation shapes: Intimate constructions of self and other. [Review of the                         book Playing Pygmalion: How people create one another, by R. Josselson]. Retrieved from               

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. (2008). The rich bounty of international collaboration. Psychology International, 19(5), 10-11.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A., Baddeley, J., & Frantsve, L. (2008). Supervision of narrative-based psychotherapy. In A. K.                         Hess, K. D. Hess, and T. H. Hess (Eds.), Psychotherapy supervision: Theory, research and practice,                         2nd ed. (pp. 114-136). New York: Wiley.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. & Conway, M. A. (2008). Should we forget forgetting? Memory Studies, 1(3), 279-285.

[PDF]     Sutin, A. R. (2008). Autobiographical memory as a dynamic process: Autobiographical memory mediates                         basic tendencies and characteristic adaptations. Journal of Research in Personality, 42(4), 1060-1066.

[PDF]     Sutin, A. R. & Robins, R. W. (2008). Going forward by drawing from the past: Personal strivings,                         personally meaningful memories, and personality traits. Journal of Personality, 76 (6), 631-664.

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[PDF]     Baddeley, J. & Singer, J. A. (2007). Charting the life story’s path: Narrative identity across the life span. In                         J. Clandinin (Ed.), Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a methodology (pp. 177-202). Thousand                         Oaks, CA: Sage.

[PDF]     Braun-LaTour, K. A. & LaTour, M. S. (2007). Using childhood memory elicitation to gain insights into a                         brand at a crossroads: The In-N-Out burger situation. Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration                         Quarterly, 48(3), 246-273.

[PDF]     Braun-LaTour, K. A., LaTour, M. S., & Zinkhan, G. M. (2007). Using childhood memories to gain insight                         into brand meaning. Journal of Marketing, 71(2), 45-60.

               Havassy, A. (2007). Autobiographical reasoning in memories of academic successes and failures of college                         students. Unpublished manuscript.

[PDF]     Joormann, J., Siemer, M., & Gotlib, I. H. (2007). Mood regulation in depression: Differential effects of                         distraction and recall of happy memories on sad mood. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116(3),                         484-490.

[PDF]     McLean, K. C. & Fournier, M. A. (2007). The content and processes of autobiographical reasoning in                         narrative identity. Journal of Research in Personality, 42 (3), 527-525.

[PDF]     Pasupathi, M., Mansour, E., & Brubaker, J. R. (2007). Developing a life story: Constructing relations                         between self and experience in autobiographical narratives. Human Development, 50 (2-3), 85-100.

[PDF]     Patel, T., Brewin, C. R., Wheatley, J., Wells, A., Fisher, P., & Myers, S. (2007). Intrusive images and                         memories in major depression. Behavior Research and Therapy, 45, 2573-2580.

[PDF]     Patterson, C. L. & Singer, J. A. (2007-2008). Exploring the role of expectancies in the mental and physical                         health outcomes of written self-disclosure. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 27(2), 99-115.

[PDF]     Sakuma, M. J. (2007, March 20). [Review of the book Personality and psychotherapy: Treating the whole                         person, by J. Singer]. Metapsychology Online Reviews, 11(12).

[PDF]     Singer, J. A., Rexhaj, B., & Baddeley, J. (2007). Older, wiser, and happier?: Comparing older adults’ and                         college students’ self-defining memories. Memory, 15 (8), 886-898.

[PDF]     Townsend, T. (2007). Memory in the narrative works of soledad Puertolas (Doctoral dissertation). The                         Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

[PDF]     Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2007). Choreographing learning in developmental psychology utilising                         multi-generational genograms and reflective journal writing. International Education Journal, 8(1),                         127-138.

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[PDF]     Coleman, P. T., Goldman, J. S., & Kugler, K. G. (2006, February). Emotional intractability: The effects of                         perceptions of emotional roles on immediate and delayed conflict outcomes. Paper presented at the                         International Association for Conflict Management 19th Annual Conference, Quebec, Canada.

[PDF]     Hayden, J. M., Singer, J. A., & Chrisler, J. C. (2006). The transmission of birth stories from mother to                         daughter: Self-esteem and mother-daughter attachment. Sex Roles, 55 (5), 373-383.

[PDF]     Jobson, L. & O'Kearney, R. (2006). Cultural differences in autobiographical memory of trauma. Clinical                         Psychologist, 10(3), 89-98.

[PDF]     Kuyken, W. & Howell, R. (2006). Facets of autobiographical memory in adolescents with major depressive                         disorder and never-depressed controls. Cognition and Emotion, 20(3), 466-487.

[PDF]     McAdams, D. P., Bauer, J. J., Sakaeda, A. R., et al. (2006). Continuity and change in the life story: A                         longitudinal study of autobiographical memories in emerging adulthood. Journal of Personality,                         74 (5), 1371-1400.

[PDF]     McLean, K. C. & Pasupathi, M. (2006). Collaborate narration of the past and extraversion. Journal of                         Research in Personality, 40(6), 1219-1231.

[PDF]     Morgan, E. M. & Thompson, E. M. (2006). Young women's sexual experiences within same-sex                         friendships: Discovering and defining bisexual and bi-curious identity. Journal of Bisexuality, 6(3),                         7-34.

[PDF]     Riskind, J. H. & Williams, N. L. (2006). A unique vulnerability common to all anxiety disorders: The                         looming maladaptive style. In L. B. Alloy & J. H. Riskind (Eds.), Cognitive vulnerability to                         emotional disorders (pp. 175 – 206). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.

[PDF]     Semegon, A. (2006). Self-defining autobiographical memory in relation to adult self-concept and                         psychological well-being (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. (2006). Memory, emotion, and psychotherapy: Maximizing the positive functions of                         self-defining memories. In R. Uttl, A. Siegenthaler, and N. Ohta (Eds.), Memory and emotion:                         Interdisciplinary perspectives (pp. 211-232). Oxford: Blackwell Press.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. & Rexhaj, B. (2006). Narrative coherence and psychotherapy: A commentary. Journal of                         Constructivist Psychology, 19 (2), 209-217.

[PDF]     Wood, W. J. & Conway, M. (2006). Subjective impact, meaning making, and current and recalled emotions                         for self-defining memories. Journal of Personality, 74(3), 811-846.

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[PDF]     Conway, M. A. (2005). Memory and the self. Journal of Memory and Language, 53, 594-628.

[PDF]     Gaydos, H. L. (2005). Understanding personal narratives: An approach to practice. Journal of Advanced                         Nursing, 49(3), 254-259.

[PDF]     Langens, T. A. & Schüler, J. (2005). Written emotional expression and emotional well-being: The                         moderating role of fear of rejection. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31(6), 818-830.

[PDF]     McLean, K. C. (2005). Late adolescent identity development: Narrative meaning making and memory                         telling. Developmental Psychology, 41 (4), 683-691.

[PDF]     Sutherland, K. & Bryant, R. A. (2005). Self-defining memories in post-traumatic stress disorder. British                         Journal of Clinical Psychology, 44 (4), 591-598.

[PDF]     Sutin, A. R. & Robins, R. W. (2005). Continuity and correlates of emotions and motives in self-defining                         memories. Journal of Personality, 73 (3), 793-824.

[PDF]     Van Schalkwyk, G. J. (2005). Explorations of post-divorce experiences: Women's reconstructions of                         self. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 26(2), 90-97.

[PDF]     Wood, W. (2005). The role of emotion in the functions of autobiographical memory (Doctoral dissertation).                         Concordia University, Quebec, Canada.

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[PDF]     Blagov, P. & Singer, J. A. (2004). Four dimensions of self-defining memories (specificity, meaning,                         content, and affect) and their relationships to self-restraint, distress, and repressive                         defensiveness. Journal of Personality, 72 (3), 481-511.

[PDF]     Conway, M. A., Singer, J. A., & Tagini, A. (2004). The self and autobiographical memory:                         Correspondence and coherence. Social Cognition, 22 (5), 491-529.

               Hayes, C. (2004). Ethics in end-of-life care. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 6(1), 36-43.

[PDF]     McLean, K. (2004). Meaning-making and functions of memory telling in late adolescents’ self-defining                         memory narratives (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. (2004). Narrative identity and meaning-making across the adult span: An                         Introduction. Journal of Personality, 72 (3), 437-459.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. (2004). A love story: Self-defining memories in couples therapy. In R. Josselson, D. P.                         McAdams, R. Josselson, and A. Lieblich (Eds), Healing plots: Narrative and psychotherapy (pp.                         189-208). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. & Blagov, P. (2004). The integrative function of narrative processing: Autobiographical                         memory, self-defining memories, and the life story of identity. In D. Beike, J. Lampinen, and D.                         Behrend (Eds.), The self and memory (pp. 117-138). New York, NY: The Psychology Press.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. & Blagov, P. (2004). Self-defining memories, narrative identity, and psychotherapy: A                         conceptual model, empirical investigation, and case report. In L. E. Angus, and J. McLeod                         (Eds.), Handbook of narrative and psychotherapy: Practice, theory and research (pp. 229-246).                         Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

[PDF]     Thorne, A., McLean, K. C., & Lawrence, A. (2004). When remembering is not enough: Reflecting on                         self-defining memories in late adolescence. Journal of Personality, 72 (3), 513-541.

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[PDF]     McLean, A. & Thorne, K. C. (2003). Late adolescents' self-defining memories about                         relationships. Developmental Psychology, 39 (4), 635-645.

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[PDF]     Conway, M. A., Pleydell-Pearce, C. W., Whitecross, S., & Sharpe, H. (2002). Neurophysiological                         correlates of memory for experienced and imagined events. Neuropsychologia, 41 (3), 334-340.

[PDF]     Lau, B. (2002). Wordsworth and current memory research. SEL, 42 (4), 675-692.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A., King, L. A., Green, M. C., & Barr, S. C. (2002). Personal identity and civic responsibility:                         "Rising to the occasion" narratives and generativity in community action student interns. Journal of                         Social Issues, 58 (3), 535-556.

[PDF]     Thorne, A. & McLean, K. C. (2002). Gendered reminiscence practices and self-definition in late                         adolescence. Sex Roles, 46 (9/10), 267-277.

[PDF]     Voronov, M. & Singer, J. A. (2002). The myth of individualism-collectivism: A critical review. The                         Journal of Social Psychology, 142(4), 461-480.

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[PDF]     McAdams, D. P. (2001). The psychology of life stories. Review of General Psychology, 5(2), 100-122.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. (2001). Living in the amber cloud: A life story analysis of a heroin addict. In D. P. McAdams,                         and R. Josselson (Eds.), Turns in the road: Narrative studies of lives in transition (pp. 253-277).                         Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. & Bluck, S. (2001). New perspectives on autobiographical memory: The integration of                         narrative processing and autobiographical reasoning. Review of General Psychology, 5 (2), 91-99.

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​[PDF]     Cristi, C. (2000). Effects of manipulating the mood components of valence and arousal on the specificity of                         autobiographical memory in nondepressed women. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Ottowa,                         Canada.

[PDF]     Watt, L. & Cappeliez, P. (2000). Integrative and instrumental reminiscence therapies for depression in                         older adults: Intervention strategies and treatment effectiveness. Aging & Mental Health, 4(2),                         166-177.

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Prior to 2000

[PDF]     Jardine, K. F. (1999). Transitions of women counsellors-in-training: Self-defining memories, narratives,                         and possible selves. Dissertation, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Victoria, Canada.

[PDF]     Dutton, S. E., Singer, J. A., & Devlin, A. S. (1998). Racial identity of children in integrated, predominantly                         White, and Black schools. The Journal of Social Psychology, 138(1), 41-53.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. (1998). Applying a systems framework to self-defining memories. Psychological Inquiry,                         9 (2), 161-164.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. (1997). How recovered memory debates reduce the richness of human identity. Psychological                         Inquiry, 8 (4), 325-339.

[PDF]     Josephson, B., Singer, J. A, & Salovey, P. (1996). Mood regulation and memory: Repairing sad moods with                         happy memories. Cognition and Emotion, 10 (4), 437-444.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. (1995). Seeing one's self: Locating narrative memory in a framework of personality. Journal                         of Personality, 63 (3), 206-231.

[PDF]     Moffitt, K. H., & Singer, J. A. (1994). Continuity in the life story: Self-defining memories, affect, and                         approach/avoidance personal strivings. Journal of Personality, 62 (1), 21-43.

[PDF]     Moffitt, K., Singer, J. A., Nelligan, D., Carlson, M. & Vyse, S. (1994). Depression and memory narrative                         type. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 103 (3), 581-583.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. (1992). Challenges to the integration of the psychoanalytic and cognitive perspectives on the                         self. Psychological Inquiry, 3 (1), 59-61.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. & Moffitt, K. M. (1991-92). An experimental investigation of specificity and generality in                         memory narratives. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 11 (3), 235-258.

[PDF]     Singer, J. A. (1990). Affective responses to autobiographical memories and their relationship to long-term                         goals. Journal of Personality, 58 (3), 535-563.

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