An Investigation Into the Assessment of Autobiographical Memory in People With Mild Mental Retardation

Roy, N. Suzann (2000) An Investigation Into the Assessment of Autobiographical Memory in People With Mild Mental Retardation. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Autobiographical memory is the term given to memory for life events. Research with people who do not have learning disabilities has highlighted that the ability to recall specific personal experiences and events from the past has important implications for the development of self-concept and social relatedness. In addition, autobiographical memory impairment is linked with problem-solving difficulties and depression. People with mild learning disabilities typically demonstrate poorly formulated self-concept, impaired social relatedness and problem-solving difficulties, as well as experiencing depression. It is suggested that these difficulties may be linked in some way to autobiographical memory. There is no published research addressing the assessment of autobiographical memory or the role of this aspect of memory in people with mild learning disabilities, and it is argued that investigating this area would bring together a number of important areas of learning disabilities research and provide a platform for future investigation.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Keith Bowden
Keywords: Cognitive psychology
Date of Award: 2000
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2000-75820
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 17:57
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 17:57
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75820

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