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Advances in Psychological Science    2015, Vol. 23 Issue (7) : 1160-1168     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.01160
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Autobiographical Reasoning: The Thought Process of Self Identity Formation
LIN Jiabin; LI Lihong
(Faculty of Education, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China)
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Abstract  

Autobiographical reasoning is a reasoning that connecting events and self, it creates the continuity of human’s life story, it is one of the core processes of the development of self-identity. It combines self-concept and personal experience, develops and protects personal continuity and self-identity perception. This review summarizes the types of autobiographical reasoning and analyzes the components that have influence on its development. Furthermore, this review introduces the neural mechanisms of autographical reasoning and studies that inflects the relationship between autographical reasoning and mental health and well-being, etc. In the end, this article gives some main idea about the developing trends of autobiographical reasoning research.

Keywords autobiographical reasoning      narrative      life story      self-event connections.     
Corresponding Authors: LI Lihong, E-mail: lilh@nenu.edu.cn   
Issue Date: 15 July 2015
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LIN Jiabin,LI Lihong. Autobiographical Reasoning: The Thought Process of Self Identity Formation[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2015, 23(7): 1160-1168.
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http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.01160     OR     http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/Y2015/V23/I7/1160
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