The Self-Defining Memories Center & Web-Source

Jefferson A. Singer, Ph.D
Connecticut College

Dr. Jefferson A. Singer, Ph.D is the Elizabeth H. Faulk Professor of Psychology at Connecticut College, in New London, Connecticut, and is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in West Hartford, Connecticut. He has authored four books, The Remembered Self: Emotion & Memory in Personality (With Peter Salovey); Message in a Bottle: Stories of Men & Addiction; and Memories that Matter, as well as numerous articles, chapters, and reviews on clinical psychology and personality and memory. Dr. Singer, a past recipient of the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and past associate editor of the Journal of Personality. He was the 2010 recipient of the Henry A. Murray Award from the Society of Personality & Social Psychology of the American Psychological Association, as well as the 2005 recipient of the Theodore R. Sarbin  Award for his work in Narrative Psychology, presented by Division 24 (Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. 

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Welcome to the Self-Defining Memory Web-Source: This website provides citations and PDFs for self-defining memory (SDM) and related autobiographical memory articles and chapters by researchers from around the world. It provides the Self-Defining Memory Request for data collection, the Self-Defining Memory Scoring Manuals, and related scoring manuals for coding self-defining memories and personality. It offers a link to Jefferson A. Singer's research laboratory, curriculum vitae, and book descriptions, as well as to the laboratories of other researchers who study self-defining memories, autobiographical memories, and narrative psychology. The SDM website also provides an ongoing list of connections to SDMs and autobiographical memories in the Arts & Media. Finally, for individuals interested in participating in an ongoing study of the characteristics and themes of self-defining memories, you can click on the 'Participate in The SDM Study' link and add your own SDMs to our database of SDMs from around the world. 
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"How small the cosmos (a kangaroo's pouch would hold it), how paltry and puny in comparison to human consciousness, to a single recollection, and its expression in words." Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory
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