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MACEDO, Lídia Suzana Rocha de  and  SPERB, Tania Mara. Talking to remember in family. Temas psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.23, n.2, pp. 453-466. ISSN 1413-389X.

Life in family changes due to technological advances as well as to transformations in people's interactions. Therefore, new challenges to establish efficient and good quality family communication are created. The article deals with the influence of a particular family communication, i.e., the recall of personal experiences. A number of investigations indicating that the way parents recall is related to the development of children and preadolescents, especially to the development of autobiographical memory, is examined. Moreover, it is analysed its relationship to attachment, to the comprehension of the self, the other and the mind, to emotion regulation, to the development of self-esteem and prosocial abilities, and to psychological adjustment. Studies showing what parents do during conversation, which may positively influence the development of children and preadolescents are presented. Ways of stimulating this type of conversation in contexts of institutionalized children, health centers, and schools are discussed.

Keywords : Family communication; autobiographical memory; autobiographical narrative; self; emotion regulation.

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