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Understanding autobiographical memory : theories and approaches

Author: Dorthe Berntsen; David C Rubin
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The field of autobiographical memory has made dramatic advances since the first collection of papers in the area was published in 1985. Now, over twenty-five years on, this book reviews and integrates the many theories, perspectives and approaches that have evolved over the last decades. A truly eminent collection of editors and contributors appraise the basic neural systems of autobiographical memory; its
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorthe Berntsen; David C Rubin
ISBN: 9781107007307 1107007305 9780521189330 0521189330
OCLC Number: 785721955
Description: xvi, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction / Dorthe Berntsen and David C. Rubin --
Part I. Approaches to the Study of Autobiographical Memory: --
2. The basic system model of autobiographical memory / David C. Rubin --
3. Identity, emotion, and the social matrix of autobiographical memory: a psychoanalytic narrative view / Tilmann Habermas --
4. On the nature of autobiographical memory / Martin A. Conway and Laura Jobson --
5. Reflections on autobiographical memory / Alan Baddeley --
Part II. Neural Studies of Autobiographical Memory: --
6. The contribution of research on autobiographical memory to past and present theories of memory consolidation / Morris Moscovitch --
7. Functional neuroimaging of autobiographical memory / Peggy L. St Jacques --
Part III. Social and Cultural Aspects of Autobiographical Memory: --
8. Of sins and virtues: memory and collective identity / William Hirst, Alexandra Cuc, and Dana Wohl --
9. Historically defined autobiographical periods: their origins and implications / Norman R. Brown, Tia G.B. Hansen, Peter J. Lee, Sarah A. Vanderveen, and Fredrick G. Conrad --
10. Directive functions of autobiographical memory: theory and method / David B. Pillemer and Kie J. Kuwabara --
Part IV. Development of Autobiographical Memory from Infancy to Old Age: --
11. The life I once remembered: the waxing and waning of early memories / Patricia J. Bauer --
12. Subjective perspective and personal timeline in the development of autobiographical memory / Robyn Fivush --
13. Theory and research in autobiographical memory: a lifespan developmental perspective / Joseph M. Fitzgerald and Carissa L. Broadbridge --
Part V. Evolution and Basic Processes of Autobiographical Memory: --
14. Evolutionary origins of autobiographical memory: a retrieval hypothesis / Merlin Donald --
15. Spontaneous recollections: involuntary autobiographical memories are a basic mode of remembering / Dorthe Berntsen --
16. Autobiographical memory and future thinking / Arnaud D'Argembeau --
Part VI. Discussion: 17. Understanding autobiographical memory: an ecological theory / Dorthe Berntsen and David C. Rubin.
Responsibility: edited by Dorthe Berntsen and David C. Rubin.
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