Memory Distortion / Edition 1

Memory Distortion / Edition 1

by Daniel L. Schacter
     
 

Hypnosis, confabulation, source amnesia, flashbulb memories, repression--these and numerous additional topics are explored in this timely collection of essays by eminent scholars in a range of disciplines. This is the first book on memory distortion to unite contributions from cognitive psychology, psychopathology, psychiatry, neurobiology, sociology, history, and… See more details below

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Hypnosis, confabulation, source amnesia, flashbulb memories, repression--these and numerous additional topics are explored in this timely collection of essays by eminent scholars in a range of disciplines. This is the first book on memory distortion to unite contributions from cognitive psychology, psychopathology, psychiatry, neurobiology, sociology, history, and religious studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674566767
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/30/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
0.89(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Gerald D. Fischbach and Joseph T. Coyle

Memory Distortion: History and Current Status
Daniel L. Schacter

Part I: Cognitive Perspectives

The Reality of Illusory Memories
Elizabeth F. Loftus, Julie Feldman, and Richard Dashiell

Constructive Memory and Memory Distortions: A Parallel-Distributed Processing Approach
James L. McClelland

False Beliefs: Some Developmental and Clinical Considerations
Stephen J. Ceci

Part II: Psychiatric and Psychopathological Perspectives

Hypnosis and Suggestion
David Spiegel

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Psychobiological Mechanisms of Traumatic Remembrance
John H. Krystal, Stephen M. Southwick, and Dennis S. Charney

Mood-congruent Memory Biases in Anxiety and Depression
Susan Mineka and Kathleen Nugent

Part III: Neuropsychological Perspectives

Biological Foundations of Accuracy and Inaccuracy in Memory
Larry R. Squire

Confabulation
Morris Moscovitch

Part IV: Neurobiological Perspectives

Emotional Activation, Neuromodulatory Systems, and Memory
James L. McGaugh

Speculations on the Fidelity of Memories Stored in Synaptic Connections
Rodney A. Swain, Kim E. Armstrong,
Thomas A. Comery, Aaron G. Humphreys,
Theresa A. Jones, Jeff A. Kleim,
and William T. Greenough

Steps Toward a Molecular Definition of Memory Consolidation
Ted Abel, Cristina Alberini,
Mirella Ghirardi, Yan-You Huang,
Peter Nguyen, and Eric R. Kandel

Part V: Sociocultural Perspectives

Some Patterns and Meanings of Memory Distortion in American History
Michael Kammen

Dynamics of Distortion in Collective Memory
Michael Schudson

Ancient Egyptian Antijudaism: A Case of Distorted Memory
Jan Assmann

Part VI: Concluding Reflections

Notes on the Cerebral Topography of Memory and Memory Distortion: A Neurologist's Perspective
Marek-Marsel Mesulam

Memory Distortion and Anamnesis: A View from the Human Sciences
Lawrence E. Sullivan

Contributors

Index

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