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Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplanary Perspectives / Edition 1

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Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplanary Perspectives / Edition 1

Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives is a collection of original articles that explores cutting-edge research in memory and emotion, discussing findings, methodological techniques, and theoretical advances in one of the fastest-growing areas in psychology.

  • contains contributions by leading researchers the field
  • emphasizes cognitive neuroscience, psychopathology, and aging in covering contemporary advances in research on memory and emotion
  • covers many of the current hot topics in the field including: dissociative amnesia and post-traumatic stress disorder; false, recovered and traumatic memories; flashbulb memories; the use of emotional memories in therapy; and the influence of emotion on autobiographical memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405139816
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/28/2006
Series: New Perspectives in Cognitive Psychology Series
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bob Uttl is Center of Excellence Professor of Psychology atTamagawa University, Japan.

Nobuo Ohta is Professor of Psychology at the TokyoUniversity of Social Welfare, Japan.

Amy L. Siegenthaler is a Japan Society for Promotion ofScience Post-Doctoral Fellow at Tokyo University of SocialWelfare.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors.

Part I. Introduction:.

1. Memory and Emotion from Interdisciplinary Perspectives: BobUttl (Tamagawa University), Amy L. Siegenthaler (Tokyo Universityof Social Welfare), and Nobuo Ohta (Tokyo University of SocialWelfare).

Part II: Memory, Emotion, and Cognition:.

2. Memory for Emotional Episodes: The Strengths and Limits ofArousal-Based Accounts: Daniel Reisberg (Reed College).

3. Emotional Valence, Discrete Emotions, and Memory: Linda J.Levine (University of California, Irvine) and David A. Pizarro(Cornell University).

4. Remembering emotional events: The relevance of memory forassociated emotions: Sven Å Christianson (StockholmUniversity) and Elisabeth Engelberg (Stockholm School ofEconomics).

5. Are We Frightened Because We Run Away? Some Evidence fromMetacognitive Feelings: Asher Koriat (University of Haifa).

Part III. Memory, Emotion, Aging, and the Brain:.

6. The Memory-Enhancing Effect of Emotion: FunctionalNeuroimaging Evidence: Florin Dolcos (Duke University), Kevin S.LaBar (Duke University), and Roberto Cabeza (Duke University).

7. Why Memories May Become More Positive as People Age: MaraMather (University of California, Santa Cruz).

8. Age-Related Changes in the Encoding and Retrieval andEmotional and Non-Emotional Information: Bob Uttl (TamagawaUniversity) and Peter Graf (University of British Columbia).

Part IV. Memory, Emotion, and Psychopathology:.

9. Anxiety and the Encoding of Emotional Information: AndrewMathews (University of London).

10. Memory, Emotion and Psychotherapy: Maximizing the PositiveFunctions of Self-Defining Memories: Jefferson A. Singer(Connecticut College).

11. Trauma and Memory: Normal versus Special Memory Mechanisms:Gail S. Goodman (University of California, Davis) and Pedro M.Paz-Alonso (University of the Basque Country).

12. Trauma and Memory Revisited: John F. Kihlstrom (Universityof California, Berkeley).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Interest in the relations between memory and emotion has grown exponentially in the last 30 years. This collection is an excellent state-of-the-art overview of the area providing in-depth discussions of biological, cognitive, developmental and clinical issues.” Fergus Craik, Rotman Research Institute, Toronto

“This book is an excellent and accessible source for recent theoretical and empirical advances in research on emotion and memory. The eclectic mix of chapters, which offer critical examination of pivotal and controversial issues, make the book suitable both for the specialist and for students interested in getting acquainted with the field.” Morris Moscovitch and Deborah Talmi, University of Toronto

"Arising out of a conference held in Japan in 2005, this book includes essays on cognition, aging and the brain, and psychopathology. Uttl, Ohta, and Siegenthaler (all Tokyo Univ. of Social Welfare) include essays that report basic research findings along with those with an applied focus, either clinical or forensic, a valuable feature. Also noteworthy is the inclusion of essays that take diametrically opposing viewpoints on a topic." K. S. Milar, Earlham College

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