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“Memory makes pictures” – csikcentmiyahli

Many theories try to explain the psychology of memory – what things we remember, why we remember these things, and how we recall our memories. A common assumption about memory is that it works as a tape recorder that records memories in their full length. This assumption, however, is misleading. Rather, memory makes images; when we recall memories, we reconstruct them in the present, weaving together different parts to create a coherent whole. Within memory psychology, the “peak-and end effects” theory is well-known. In short, this theory states that when we evaluate the emotional character of a memory, we tend to average two elements: the end and the emotional peak of the experience.

Without doubt, this theory can really help me understand how I will remember Alica. As I am reaching the very end of my internship, things are certainly becoming more important, and I…

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