When recalling an early memory, I remember going to Florida with my family to visit Disney World. When thinking about this initially, all I remembered somewhat well was visiting my grandparents in Fort Myers and then my brother talking about how scary the Tower of Terror was. Then, after spending a considerable amount of time looking through photo albums of the trip, I began to develop vivid memories of meeting Mickey Mouse. This is very similar to what we discussed in class about people convincing themselves they saw Bugs Bunny at Disney World. This occurred in both cases because they are both positive memories and something that is a desirable memory. However, in my case the event actually occurred, so therefore I felt very good about such a memory until I recently admitted to myself that I had no real recollection of the event. Once I admitted this, I began comparing these memories with those of my mother. Unlike my visions of grandparent visits and nightmares about the Tower of Terror. On the contrary, she remembered incredibly long lines for rides, overpriced tickets, and overpriced hotels. In this instance, this seems to be a fairly typical contrast between a child and parent's experience at Disney World.
Selectivity of early memories
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