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Affect and accuracy in recall : studies of "flashbulb" memories

Author: Eugene Winograd; Ulric Neisser
Publisher: Cambridge [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Emory symposia in cognition, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback re-issueView all editions and formats

A fascinating 1993 study of 'flashbulb' memories, those formed by unexpected or emotional events. The book is based on a study of people's memories of the Challenger explosion and compares the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene Winograd; Ulric Neisser
ISBN: 9780521401883 0521401887 9780521030335 0521030331
OCLC Number: 974180554
Description: x, 315 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; List of contributors; 1. Introduction Eugene Winograd; Part I. Empirical Studies: 2. Phantom flashbulbs: false recollections of hearing the news about Challenger Ulric Neisser and Nicole Harsch; 3. Potential flashbulbs: memories of ordinary news as the baseline Steen F. Larsen; 4. Flashbulb memories: confidence, consistency, and quantity John Neil Bohannon III and Victoria Louise Symons; Part II. Developmental Studies: 5. Developmental issues in flashbulb memory research: children recall the Challenger event Amye Richelle Warren and Jeffery N. Swartwood; 6. Preschool children's memories of personal circumstances: the fire alarm study David B. Pillemer; Part III. Emotion and Memory: 7. A proposed neurobiological basis for regulating memory storage for significant events Paul E. Gold; 8. Remembering the details of emotional events Daniel Reisberg and Friderike Heuer; 9. Do flashbulb memories differ from other types of emotional memories? Sven-Ake Christianson; 10. Why do traumatic experiences sometimes produce good memory (flashbulbs) and sometimes no memory (repression)? Elizabeth F. Loftus and Leah Kaufman; Part IV. Theoretical Issues: 11. Special versus ordinary memory mechanisms in the genesis of flashbulb memories Michael McCloskey; 12. Remembering personal circumstances: a functional analysis David B. Pillemer; 13. Constraints on memory David C. Rubin; 14. The theoretical and empirical status of the flashbulb memory hypothesis William F. Brewer; Author index; Subject index.
Series Title: Emory symposia in cognition, 4.
Responsibility: ed. by Eugene Winograd and Ulric Neisser.


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