AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY INTERVIEW (AMI)

a semistructured interview which is designed to assess memory for autobiographical information. Impairment of this type of memory is often indicative of retrograde amnesia as well as with a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The AMI contains an Autobiographical Incidents Schedule, which queries specific, personally experienced events from childhood, early adult life, and the recent past. It also contains a Personal Semantic Memory Schedule, which queries generic or semantic facts about the self. This is divided into childhood, early adult life, and recent information. (developed in 1989 by British neuropsychiatrist Michael D. Kopelman, British clinical psychologist Barbara A. Wilson, and British cognitive psychologist Alan D. Baddeley (1934- )|

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY INTERVIEW (AMI): "The autobiographical memory interview is administered in order to assess the level of impairment in a person's memory of their own life."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY INTERVIEW (AMI)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/autobiographical-memory-interview-ami/ (accessed September 7, 2019).
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