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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Annette Bohn, Jens Christian Skou Junior Fellow

Title: Life Story Development - Cultural life scripts and the organisation of autobiographical memories.

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Monday 4 November 2013,  at 14:15 - 16:15


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies


Cultural life scripts are culturally shared expectations about the order and timing of major life events in a prototypical life course within a given culture. In this talk, Annette Bohn gives a brief introduction to autobiographical memory and the concept of cultural life scripts as well as an overview of her research on the important role that cultural life scripts play for the development of life stories in children and adolescents, and the organisation of autobiographical memories and future expectations in general.


Annette Bohn is a Jens Christian Skou Fellow at AIAS. She received her PhD in Psychology in 2008 from Aarhus University. Since 2012, she has been an Associate Professor at the Center on Autobiographical Memory Research (Con AMORE), Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University. Her research interests are life story development in children and adolescents, memory for emotional events, and cultural life scripts and their role for the organisation of autobiographical memories and future expectations.

Fellow Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard will introduce the seminar.


What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellows or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary. Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.