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Memories of 'Morally Right' Actions Play Role in Identity

Remembered 'good' actions more central to personal identity

A new study in the journal Memory, "The centrality of remembered moral and immoral actions in constructing personal identity," discusses the importance of how we remember "moral" and "immoral" actions to our own personal identities. First author Matthew L. Stanley is a former Duke student. Faculty authors are Roberto Cabeza, Psychology & Neuroscience, and Felipe De Brigard, Philosophy. Read more here