Human Memory, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124081061
  • ISBN-13: 9780124081062
  • DDC: 153.12
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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While memory research has recently focused on brain images and neurological underpinnings of transmitters, Human Memory: A Constructivist View assesses how our individual identity affects what we remember, why and how. This book brings memory back to the constructivist questions of how all the experiences of an individual, up to the point of new memory input, help to determine what that person pays attention to, how that information is interpreted, and how all that ultimately affects what goes into memory and how it is stored. This also affects what can be recalled later and what kind of memory distortions are likely to occur. The authors describe constructionist theories of memory, what they predict, how this is borne out in research findings, presenting everyday life examples for better understanding of the material and interest. Intended for memory researchers and graduate level courses, this book is an excellent summary of human memory research from the constructivist perspective.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Links and Cues.
2: Spreading Activation.
3: Processing Structures.
4: Constructivism.
5: A Personal Memory.
6: Piaget's Model.
7: Altered Memories.
8: Dissociative Memory, Variables that Influence Reconstruction, and Propositional Coding.
9: Memory and Emotion.
10: Memory and Schemas.
Types of Links in Memory.
Interference and Forgetting.