Edited by David C. Rubin
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Autobiographical Memory by David C. Rubin
Book DescriptionAutobiographical memory is a major form of human memory. it is the basis of most psycotherapies, an important repository of legal, historical, and literary information, and, in some views, the source of the concept of self. When it fails, it is the focus of serious complaints in many neurological disorders. This timely book brings together and integrates the best contemporary work on the cognitive psychology of autobiographical memory. Introductory chapters place the study of autobiographical memory in its historical, methodological, and theoretical contexts; chapters reporting original research probe the recollections people have for substantial portions of their lives. Topics include the schematic and temporal organization of autobiographical memory, the temporal distribution of autobiographical memories, and the failures of autobiographical memory in various forms of amnesia. Autobiographical Memory constitutes the first tutorial in this exciting new area of research. Cognitive psychologists, clinicians, researchers in artificial intelligence, and their students - indeed, anyone interested in the processes that preserve and distort autobiography - will find it a useful resource.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521368506
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David C. Rubin
Understanding Autobiographical Memory, Paperback (September 2012)
Reviews and integrates the many theories, perspectives and approaches in the field of autobiographical memory.
Cognitive Methods and Their Application to Clinical Research, Hardback (October 2004)
This volume discusses the popularly used cognitive tasks in applied research, including the Stroop, Selective Attention, Implicit Memory, Directed Forgetting, and Autobiographical Memory tasks.
Remembering Our Past, Paperback (February 1999)
This book reviews the latest research in the field of autobiographical memory.
Memory in Oral Traditions, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by David C. Rubin
Combines the methods and theories of cognitive psychology with the study of oral traditions in order to test and expand the ideas of both. The author brings a professional knowledge of human memory and cognition to the study, exploring the importance of the oral tradition to various disciplines.
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