Essentials of Human Memoryby Alan D. Baddeley
Pub. Date: 03/28/1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Essentials of Human Memory evolved from a belief that, although the amount we know about memory has increased enormously in recent years, it is still possible to explain it in a way that would be fully understood by the general reader. This book is based on an earlier book, Your Memory, which was intended for the general public but began to be used as a basic memeory text, thus encouraging the development of the present revised textbook version. Essentials of Human Memory combines coverage of the fundamental issues of human memory, based on laboratory research with abundant illustrations from studies in the real world and in the neuropsychological clinic, where dramatic memory deficits have continued to throw light on our understanding of normal memory.
After a braod overview of approaches to the study of memory, short-term and working memory are discussed, followed by learning, the role of organizing in remembering and factors in influemcing forgetting, including emotional variables and claims for the role of repression in what has become known as the false memory syndrome. The way in which knowledge of the world is stored is discussed next, followed by an account of the processes underlying retrieval and their application to the practical issues of eyewitness testimony. The breakdown onf memory in the amnesic syndrome is discussed next, followed by discussion of the way in which memory develops in children, and declinces in the elderly. After a section concerned with mnemonic techniques and memory improvement, the book ends with an overview of recent developments in the field of human memory.
Each chapter is accompanied by a summary with suggestions for further reading.
Table of ContentsWhat is Memory? Short-term Memory. Working Memory. Learning. Organizing and Remembering. Forgetting. Repression. Storing Knowledge. Retrieval. Eyewitness Testimony. Amnesia. Memory in Childhood. Memory and Aging. Improving Your Memory. What next in the Study of Memory?
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