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Memory

Foundations and Applications

Second Edition

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© 2014 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The science and practice of memory come to life with Bennett Schwartz' Memory, Second Edition. Integrated coverage of cognitive psychology and neuroscience throughout the text connect theory and research to the areas in the brain where memory processes occur, while unique applications of memory concepts to such areas as education, investigations, and courtrooms engage students in an exploration of how memory works in everyday life. Four themes create a framework for the text: the active nature of learning and remembering; memory's status as a biological process; the multiple components of memory systems; and how memory principles can improve our individual ability to learn and remember. Substantive changes in each chapter and 156 new references bring this new edition completely up to date and offer students an array of high-interest examples for augmenting their own memory abilities and appreciation of memory science.
1. Introduction to the Study of Memory
2. Memory and the Brain
3. Working Memory
4. Episodic Memory
5. Semantic and Lexical Memory
6. Visual Memory
7. Autobiographical Memory
8. False Memory
9. Metamemory
10. Memory Disorders
11. Memory in Childhood
12. Memory in Older Adults
13. Memory Improvement and Learning Efficiency: A User’s Guide

It seemed to cover the topics I wanted for this seminar and was written well enough that the students could understand it on their own.

Dr Leslie Valdes
Psychology Dept, St Cloud State University
February 16, 2015

Great book covering everything that students need to know about memory theory, research and application

Dr Florentia Hadjiefthyvoulou
Psychology, Nottingham Trent Univ.
September 22, 2014

A useful book with in-depth information into the workings of the memory and how information is processed. Recommended.

Mrs Linda Crittenden
Learning Support, Mid Kent College of Higher & F.E.
March 13, 2014

The memory course at our university is for students in their final bachelor year. Although the topics are comparable to what we teach, the level of the discussion in the book is too superficial for our course. More theoretical issues such as the nature of iconic memory (and what it is useful for), the process dissociation method for implicit memory, the mirror effect in recognition memory, and many others, are not even mentioned. On the positive side, the book is well written and would be quite suitable for a beginning-level course on memory (or a course for non-psychology students).

Professor Jeroen Raaijmakers
Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam
February 19, 2014
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • A greater emphasis on the study of memory from a scientific viewpoint is present throughout the new edition, including an emphasis on the ways in which the scientific study of memory is distinct from other areas of study within psychology.
  • The latest findings, studies, and techniques are covered throughout the book and include coverage of the Addis et. al. neuroimaging study, a new discussion of the MEG neuroimaging technique, new research on involuntary memories, the latest findings on the testing effect, new work on how people control the accuracy of memories that they report, new work on direct stimulation of the brain, and much more.
  • Greater attention is given to key topics, including retrieval testing, the interactions of music and memory, sensory memory, implicit memory, and other non-conscious memory systems.
  • Chapter 13 now focuses on memory efficiency rather than memory improvement and contains coverage of the latest advances and strategies for studying and retaining material.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Examples or real-life stories begin each chapter and are woven throughout to illustrate the relevance and importance of key concepts.
  • Up-to-date coverage of research and theory focuses on cognitive experiments, neuroscience, patients with memory disorders, the areas of the brain involved in memory, and the cognitive theory that links this research together.
  • Unique applied coverage includes how the science of memory can be applied to education, police investigations, courtrooms, memory clinics, and everyday life.
  • Highlighted mnemonic hints throughout the book and in an entire chapter on memory improvement show students how they can apply the book's concepts to make their memories more efficient.
  • Invaluable in-text learning aids include interim summaries, a running glossary, and references to online resources, as well as chapter-ending key terms, summaries, and review questions.

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