reminiscence bump

[ rem-uh-nis-uhns buhmp ]

nounPsychology.
  1. an observed tendency among adults over the age of 40 to have memories from their adolescence and early adulthood that are more numerous, more clearly recalled, and more pleasant or positive than those from any other period of their life.

Origin of reminiscence bump

1
First recorded in 1990–95

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