Memory 101

James Michael Lampinen, PhD, Denise R. Beike, PhD

Modern analysis has discovered that reminiscence is way more than the method for recalling info that has been discovered and retainedóit is a wealthy, nuanced course of that is a vital a part of each human exercise. This extremely readable foundational textual content gives an outline of the theories and analysis on human reminiscence from a psychological perspective. Grounded within the premise that every one psychological processes rely upon reminiscence, and that reminiscence is formed by the features it serves, the authors have a look at a variety of reminiscence processes and talk about the most important theories which have been developed to elucidate the way it features.

This e book describes the most important structural and purposeful theories that information our understanding of reminiscence. The authors then deal with on a regular basis features of reminiscence, together with memorizing issues, remembering to do issues (potential reminiscence), and recalling how one can do issues, resembling abilities, procedures, and navigation. Problems of reminiscence together with Alzheimer’s and amnesia are examined together with distinctive reminiscence abilities, such because the phenomenon of people with extremely superior autobiographical reminiscence. The e book additionally addresses the intriguing and controversial matters of repressed and recovered reminiscences, the validity of reminiscence in courtroom testimony, and the results of remembering traumatic occasions. Illustrative examples, metaphors, and humor make for a textual content that’s participating and entertaining, leading to a helpful, concise introduction for college students.

Key Options:

  • Gives a concise, easy-to-read, but scientifically primarily based survey of idea and present analysis on reminiscence
  • Grounded within the idea that reminiscence is foundational to all psychological processes and human expertise
  • Covers controversial and intriguing matters together with repressed and recovered reminiscences, reminiscence in authorized testimony, amnesia, and the phenomenon of tremendous reminiscence
  • Explores the myths and realities surrounding reminiscence loss

The Psych 101 Collection

Brief, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge matters in psychology. With key ideas, controversial matters, and interesting accounts of up-to-the-minute analysis, The Psych 101 Collection is a helpful useful resource for all college students of psychology and anybody within the discipline.