Me and My Memory: Why We Forget Some Things and Remember Others

Me and My Memory: Why We Forget Some Things and Remember Others

by Robert Guarino, Jeff Jackson
     
 

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This book is the first book in Hoopoe Books' ALL ABOUT ME series. It explores the mystery of our minds and memory: How do we remember? And how do we forget? In it, readers will discover all that scientists and researchers know and explore questions yet to be answered. Readers will begin to notice how their own and other people's memories work.

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This book is the first book in Hoopoe Books' ALL ABOUT ME series. It explores the mystery of our minds and memory: How do we remember? And how do we forget? In it, readers will discover all that scientists and researchers know and explore questions yet to be answered. Readers will begin to notice how their own and other people's memories work. They'll learn to understand why memory is powerful but not perfect and will uncover some strategies for improving memory. Throughout the book, there are numerous exciting activities to enhance these strategies. It is written by high-school teacher, Robert Guarino, who not only presents fundamental information, but has done so in clear and thoughtful text that teens will relate to. The book is illustrated throughout with a cast of inviting teen characters done by artist, Jeff Jackson, which helps to illustrate the concepts in a style that young and old alike will enjoy.

The All About Me Series from Hoopoe Books presents books to help you understand yourself and how you, as a human being, work. This is fundamental information, but we often forget to teach you about it in school. For example, what psychologists know about how we see, think, and feel. How these abilities work, how they change, grow or get stuck and how reliable they are as we try to make sense of ourselves, our friends, our relatives and the world around us. There is good, solid information readily available and scientifically validated ... and it's all about you ... and me.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
You can remember what boots Captain Kirk wore on episode #14 of Star Trek, but you can't remember where you put your car keys. "Me and My Memory: Why We Forget Some Things and Remember Others" discusses memory and its strange behaviors with the imperfect juggernaut of information that is the human mind. "Me and My Memory" gives advice on how to soak the important stuff in, and why we remember such meaningless things. "Me and My Memory: Why We Forget Some Things and Remember Others" is a top read for those intrigued by memory. --MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
VOYA - Leah J. Sparks
This intriguing series title is designed to provide high school teens with lessons and activities to teach various aspects of memory. The short, interactive chapters offer glimpses into topics ranging from the memory cycle to chunking and coding to false memory. Fun, cartoon-style, black-and-white illustrations and short text boxes are peppered throughout the book, making the somewhat difficult topic more accessible to students. Supplementary material includes a list of additional class activities, a glossary of terms, a detailed index, and selections from the APA standards for high school psychology curricula, the College Board advanced placement psychology standards, and the National Board professional teaching standard for science. Some of the words and phrases bolded throughout the text do not appear in the glossary, although readers will likely look for them there. A bibliography or a further reading list would also be useful for those who would like to take their studies of the memory a step further. These are minor points, though, and the book overall is an engaging supplement to traditional classroom instruction or a fun read on its own. Although designed for teachers to incorporate into psychology and science class curricula, the book will appeal to adult and teen lay readers with an interest in the topic. Reviewer: Leah J. Sparks

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781942698937
Publisher:
Institute for Study of Human Knowledge
Publication date:
11/20/2015
Series:
All About Me, #1
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Guarino was born and raised in Flushing, NY. He received a B.A. from Queens College, CUNY, and a teaching credential from Chapman University. He has taught high school in California since 1991. At various points in his career he has taught Science, Math, Art, Social Studies, English, and Journalism. He currently teaches English and Advanced Placement English Language and Composition at a San Lorenzo CA high school. Prior to teaching he worked as a mental health professional. This is the first of three books he has written for the Hoopoe Books ALL ABOUT ME Series.

Robert Ornstein, Ph.D., is a psychologist and author of twenty-six books, including the recent MINDREAL-HOW THE MIND CREATES ITS OWN VIRTUAL REALITY. Dr. Ornstein has won awards from more than a dozen organizations, including the American Psychological Association and UNESCO. His pioneering research on the bilateral specialization of the brain has done much to advance our understanding of how we think.

Jeff Jackson is an award-winning artist and illustrator working out of the San Francisco Bay Area. He has illustrated all 4 titles in the ALL ABOUT ME series for Hoopoe Books, as well as the Idries Shah children's story, THE SILLY CHICKEN.

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