The International Journal of Reminiscence and Life Review

The International Journal of Reminiscence and Life Review (IJRLR) publishes original work exploring the nature, function, and application of remembering the personal past within a wide range of research contexts and practice settings. Examples of fields incorporating memory for personal history as central to their focus include, but are not limited to, autobiographical memory, reminiscence, life review, oral history, and narrative studies.

The IJRLR is published by The International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review, University of Wisconsin-Superior, PO Box 2000, Superior, WI 54880, USA.

The International Journal of Reminiscence and Life Review is currently accepting submissions forĀ publication. We look forward to receiving your work! Please feel free to direct questions and comments to the Editor, Thomas W. Pierce, Ph.D. at ( orĀ

Advance online access to .pdf files of articles accepted for the journal's next issue is available at the following link: Articles appearing in the next issue.

The following articles will appear in the next issue:

Fred's Figs: A Legacy Tale (In Three Parts) by Jennifer Sasser

My Word War II Experience by George Dubell

Military Mothers and Grandmothers to War by Victoria Burgess

Because I'm So Well Adjusted (?): Part I by Jean Bundy Scott

Self-aspect Reconstruction through Guided Autobiography: Exploring Underlying Processes by Gary T. Reker, James E. Birren, & Cheryl Svensson

Vol 1, No 1 (2013): Inaugural Issue

Table of Contents


Welcome to the Inaugural Issue PDF
Thomas W. Pierce pp. i-ii

Special Section: Perspectives on Reminiscence and Life Review

Introduction to the Special Section: Perspectives on Reminiscence and Life Review PDF
. . . p. iii
Reminiscence, Life Review, and Autobiography: Emergence of a New Era PDF
James E. Birren, Cheryl Svensson pp. 1-6
I Was Therefore I Am: Creating Self-Continuity Through Remembering Our Personal Past PDF
Susan Bluck, Hsiao-Wen Liao pp. 7-12
Life Review as a Way to Enhance Personal Growth in Midlife: A Case Study PDF
E. T. Bohlmeijer, G. J. Westerhof pp. 13-18
Neglected Issues and New Orientations for Research and Practice in Reminiscence and Life Review PDF
Philippe Cappeliez pp. 19-25
Memories of Religious Ritual and Prayer in Older People's Lives PDF
Peter G. Coleman, John H. Spreadbury pp. 26-30
Lifelines: A Review of Content and Context PDF
Brian de Vries pp. 31-35
Confidentiality in the Structured Life Review PDF
Barbara K. Haight, Barrett S. Haight pp. 36-38
The Power of Reminiscence Groups to Overcome the Disaster of Tsunami PDF
Toyoko Nomura pp. 39-41
Reminiscence in Dementia Care PDF
Pam Schweitzer pp. 42-47
A New and Growing Profession: Personal Historians Listening to Elders' Life Stories PDF
Mary O'Brien Tyrrell pp. 48-50
Is it Time to Reminisce About the Future? PDF
Jeffrey Dean Webster pp. 51-54

Shared Reminiscence

Remembering Betty Birren PDF
Brian de Vries pp. 55-56
In Memory of Betty Birren PDF
Gary T. Reker p. 57
I Love the Sound of My Name, Betty Birren PDF
Cheryl Svensson p. 58

Book Reviews

Delving Beneath: Book Review of "30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans" by Karl Pillemer PDF
Sharon F. Cramer pp. 59-61

ISSN: 2372-1790