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At last…a research-based text that engages students in learning about memory in a meaningful way

Designed to make memory research come to life through the use of examples that students can use in their everyday lives, this text provides an in-depth exploration into the science and the methodology of memory. Author Bennett Schwartz includes separate chapters on metamemory, biology of memory, and false memory – critical to a comprehensive understanding of memory science-to enhance the book’s accessible introduction to the field. Throughout the book, coverage of cognitive psychology and neuroscience is integrated to help students make the connection between cognitive theory and research and the places in the brain where memory processes occur.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412972536
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/10/2010
  • Pages: 481
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Bennett L. Schwartz got his Ph.D. in 1993 from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Since then he has been at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, where he is currently Professor of Psychology and a Fellow of the Honors College. He is author or editor of 8 books as well as over 50 journal articles and chapters. His textbook, Memory: Foundations and Applications, 2nd edition (Sage Publications) was published in 2014. At FIU, he has won several teach awards and currently teaches courses in Memory,Cognition and Sensation and Perception. His main research area is metacognition, but he has also conducted research in areas as diverse as visual percepton to evolutionary psychology to the language of thought to memory in non-human primates. Schwartz also serves on the editorial board of several journals and recently served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Research in Memory And Cognition.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Study of Memory Chapter 2 - Memory and the Brain Chapter 3 - Working Memory Chapter 4 - Episodic Memory Chapter 5 - Semantic Memory and Lexical Memory Chapter 6 - Visual Memory Chapter 7 - Autobiographical Memory Chapter 8 - False Memory Chapter 9 - Metamemory Chapter 10 - Memory Disorders Chapter 11 - Memory in Childhood Chapter 12 - Memory in Older Adults Chapter 13 - Memory Improvement: A User's Guide

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