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Research on this phenomenon, known as the self-reference effect, boils down to one main conclusion — people are better able to remember events, facts, and knowledge when it is integrated into people’s self-concepts. If you process a speech, fact, problem, or mathematical postulate by personalizing it and applying it to your own life, you’ll be more likely to think about that information, remember it, and recall it later. Integrating information into pre-existing knowledge structures makes it easier to recall, and when it comes to our memory, there is no knowledge structure that is better established than the one containing information about our favorite subject: Ourselves.

But it doesn’t stop there. Not only do we process self-related information better, we understand things better when they’re situated within a social context as well.


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