Remembering Our Past: Studies in Autobiographical Memory
David C. Rubin
Cambridge University Press, Feb 13, 1999 - Psychology - 448 pages
The recent attempt to move research in cognitive psychology out of the laboratory makes autobiographical memory appealing, because naturalistic studies can be done while maintaining empirical rigor. Many practical problems fall into the category of autobiographical memory, such as eyewitness testimony, survey research, and clinical syndromes in which there are distortions of memory. This book's scope extends beyond psychology into law, medicine, sociology, and literature. Work on autobiographical memory has matured since David Rubin's Autobiographical Memory appeared in 1986, and the timing is right for a new overview of the topic. Remembering Our Past presents innovative research chapters and general reviews, covering such topics as emotions, eyewitness memory, false memory syndrome, and amnesia. The volume will appeal to graduate students and researchers in cognitive science and psychology.
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What is recollective memory?
Autobiographical knowledge and autobiographical memories
Autobiographical remembering Narrative constraints on objectified selves
Time in autobiographical memory
The pliability of autobiographical memory Misinformation and the false memory problem
Depression and the specificity of autobiographical memory
Remembering as communication A family recounts its past
Group narrative as a cultural context of autobiography
Memories of college The importance of specific educational episodes
Development and disruption
Remembering recounting and reminiscing The development of autobiographical memory in social context
Intersecting meanings of reminiscence in adult development and aging
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