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Current Issues in Memory Memory Research in the Public Interest

Edited By Jan Rummel Copyright 2021
    416 Pages 2 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    416 Pages 2 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    416 Pages 2 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Current Issues in Memory is a series of edited books that reflect the state-of-the-art areas of current and emerging interest in the psychological study of Memory.

    For the first time, this book offers a comprehensive new collection which gathers together some of the most influential chapters from the series into one essential volume. Featuring 17 chapters by many of the leading researchers in the field, the volume seeks to illustrate how memory research may be informative to the general public—either because it speaks to questions of personal or societal importance or because it changes traditional ways of thinking within society.  Topics range from working memory to false fabrication and autobiographical forgetting, showcasing the breadth of memory research in the public sphere.

    With an introduction and conclusion by Professor Jan Rummel, this is the ideal companion for any student or practitioner looking for an insightful overview of the most researched topics in the field.

    Section 1: Memory representations: From (visual) perception to stored information

    1. The Organisation of Visuo-Spatial Working Memory: Evidence from the Study of Developmental Disorders.

    Cesare Cornoldi and Irene C. Mammarella

    2. Visual memory, spatial representation, and navigation

    Amy L. Shelton and Naohide Yamamoto

    3. Remembering Faces

    Vicki Bruce

    4. Memory for real-world scenes

    Andrew Hollingworth

    Section 2: Memory adaptations: Forgetting the past, remembering the future

    5. The role of retroactive interference and consolidation in everyday forgetting

    John T. Wixted

    6. Autobiographical Forgetting, Social Forgetting and Situated Forgetting: Forgetting in Context

    Celia B. Harris, John Sutton, & Amanda J. Barnier

    7. Take The Field! Investigating prospective memory in naturalistic and real-life settings

    Jan Rummel & Lia Kvavilashvili

    8. Prospective Memory In Safety-Critical Work Contexts

    Shayne Loft, Key Dismukes, & Tobias Grundgeiger

    Section 3: Memory limitations: False memories

    9. False Memories Matter: The repercussions that follow the development of false memory

    Cara Laney and Elizabeth F. Loftus

    10.Photos And Memory

    Kimberley A. Wade, Sophie J. Nightingale, and Melissa F. Colloff

    11. Forced Fabrication And False Eyewitness Memories

    Maria S. Zaragoza, Patrick Rich, Eric Rindal, and Rachel DeFranco

    12. When Children Are The Worst And Best Eyewitnesses: Factors Behind The Development Of False Memory

    Henry Otgaar, Mark L. Howe, Nathalie Brackmann, and Jianqin Wang

    13. Factors affecting the reliability of children’s forensic reports: An updated review

    Kamala London, Sarah Kulkofsky, and Christina O. Perez

    Section 4: Memory augmentations: How can memory capacities be improved?

    14. Individual differences in working memory and aging

    Timothy A. Salthouse

    15. Working memory training in late adulthood: A behavioral and brain perspective

    Anna Stigsdotter Neely and Lars Nyberg

    16. More than just a memory: The nature and validity of working memory in educational settings

    Darren S. Levin, S. Kenneth Thurman and Marissa H. Kiepert

    17. Benefits of testing memory: Best practices and boundary conditions

    Henry L. Roediger, III, Pooja K. Agarwal, Sean H. K. Kang and Elizabeth J. Marsh


    Jan Rummel is a designated Heisenberg Professor and the principal investigator of the Cognition and Attention Regulation Laboratory (CARL) at Heidelberg University, Germany. His research focuses on the cognitive processes involved in prospective memory, intentional forgetting, and the regulation of attention.