The Remembering Self
Construction and Accuracy in the Self-narrative
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Remembering Self by Ulric Neisser
Book DescriptionThis book brings a surprisingly wide range of intellectual disciplines to bear on the self-narrative and the self. The same ecological/cognitive approach that successfully organized Ulric Neisser's earlier volume on The Perceived Self now relates ideas from the experimental, developmental, and clinical study of memory to insights from post-modernism and literature. Although autobiographical remembering is an essential way of giving meaning to our lives, the memories we construct are never fully consistent and often simply wrong. In the first chapter, Neisser considers the so-called 'false memory syndrome' in this context; other contributors discuss the effects of amnesia, the development of remembering in childhood, the social construction of memory and its alleged self-servingness, and the contrast between literary and psychological models of the self. Jerome Bruner, Peggy Miller, Alan Baddeley, Kenneth Gergen and Daniel Albright are among the contributors to this unusual synthesis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521087919
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ulric Neisser
Conceptual Self in Context, Paperback (June 2010)
This book explores the 'self-concept', its cultural, psychopathological and philosophical implications.
Perceived Self, Paperback (November 2006)
An interesting theory of self, based on perception, is explored by a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars.
Affect and Accuracy in Recall, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Ulric Neisser
A fascinating 1993 study of 'flashbulb' memories, those formed by unexpected or emotional events.
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