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Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2002 Jul-Aug;23(5):497-511.

Simple reminiscence: a stress-adaptation model of the phenomenon.

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Nursing, Camden, New Jersey 08102, USA.


The phenomenon of Simple Reminiscence may play an important role in the individual's ability to adapt to anxiety-provoking stressors across the life span. However, a clearly articulated model of the underlying psychodynamics of the phenomenon has not been developed. In this paper, a proposed model of the phenomenon of Simple Reminiscence is presented. The important components of the model-developmental issues, triggers, uses, processes, and outcomes-are interpreted within the context of Peplau's conceptualization of stress and stress adaptation. Implications of the model for future empirical investigations of Simple Reminiscence are discussed.

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