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Current psychometric and methodological issues in the measurement of overgeneral autobiographical memory

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Autobiographical memory is a multifaceted construct that is related to psychopathology and otherdifficulties in functioning. Across many studies, a variety of methods have been used to study autobiographicalmemory. The relationship between overgeneral autobiographical memory (OGM) andpsychopathology has been of particular interest, and many studies of this cognitive phenomenon rely onthe Autobiographical Memory Test (AMT) to assess it. In this paper, we examine several methodologicalapproaches to studying autobiographical memory, and focus primarily on methodological and psychometricconsiderations in OGM research. We pay particular attention to what is known about the reliability,validity, and methodological variations of the AMT. The AMT has adequate psychometricproperties, but there is great variability in methodology across studies that use it. Methodologicalrecommendations and suggestions for future studies are presented.
Tijdschrift: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
ISSN: 0005-7916
Issue: SUPPL. 1
Volume: 43
Pagina's: S21 - S31
Aantal pagina's: 11
Jaar van publicatie:2012