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Handbook of Research Methods in Human Memory

ISBN 9781138217959
Published October 12, 2018 by Routledge
490 Pages

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Book Description

The Handbook of Research Methods in Human Memory presents a collection of chapters on methodology used by researchers in investigating human memory. Understanding the basic cognitive function of human memory is critical in a wide variety of fields, such as clinical psychology, developmental psychology, education, neuroscience, and gerontology, and studying memory has become particularly urgent in recent years due to the prominence of a number of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. However, choosing the most appropriate method of research is a daunting task for most scholars. This book explores the methods that are currently available in various areas of human memory research and serves as a reference manual to help guide readers’ own research. Each chapter is written by prominent researchers and features cutting-edge research on human memory and cognition, with topics ranging from basic memory processes to cognitive neuroscience to further applications. The focus here is not on the "what," but the "how"—how research is best conducted on human memory.

Table of Contents

Table of Content

List of Contributors


History of Methods in Memory Science: From Ebbinghaus to fMRI

Hajime Otani, Bennett L. Schwartz, and Abby R. Knoll


Dependent Measures in Memory Research: From Free Recall to Recognition

Anne M Cleary


Measures of Forgetting

Benjamin C. Storm


Accuracy and Bias in Episodic Memory

Aysecan Boduroglu and Aycan Kapucu


Response Time Measures in Memory Research

Motonori Yamaguchi and Richard Schweickert


Methods of Studying Working Memory

Zach Shipstead and Ashley Nespodzany


Methods of Studying Text: Memory, Comprehension, and Learning

Kathryn S. McCarthy, Kristopher J. Kopp, Laura K. Allen, and Danielle S. McNamara


The Methodology of Metamemory and Metacomprehension

Deborah K. Eakin and Jarrod Moss


Research Methods for Studying the Emotion-Memory Relationship

Hajime Otani, Terry M. Libkuman, Abby R. Knoll, and Cody J. Hensley



Methods for Studying Memory Differences between Young and Older Adults

Aslı Kılıç and Amy H. Criss


Discovering Memory: Methods in the Study of Memory Development

P. Douglas Sellers II and Karin Machluf


Assessing Autobiographical Memory Disruptions in Psychiatric Populations

Laura Jobson


Methods of Studying Memory without Awareness

Neil W. Mulligan


Methods of Studying False Memory

Henry Otgaar, Sanne T. L. Houben, and Mark L. Howe


Methods of Studying Eyewitness Memory

Nadja Schreiber Compo, Jonathan Vallano, Jillian Rivard, Angelica Hagsand, Michelle Pena, and Christopher Altman


The Assessment of Autobiographical Memory: An Overview of Behavioral Methods

Adam R. Congleton and Dorthe Berntsen


Methods of Studying Prospective Memory

Melissa J. Guynn, Gilles O. Einstein, and Mark A. McDaniel


Face Memory

Karen Lander and Vicki Bruce


Challenges in Music Memory Research

Zehra F. Peynircioğlu, Esra Mungan, and Bennett L. Schwartz



A User’s Guide to Collecting Data Online

Kalif E. Vaughn, Jeremy Cone, and Nate Kornell


Neuropsychological Methods in Memory Research

Kata Pauly-Takacs, Celine Souchay, Alastair D. Smith, and Chris J. A. Moulin


Applications of Functional MRI in Memory Research

Joey Ka-Yee Essoe and Jesse Rissman


From the Laboratory to the Classroom: Challenges and Solutions for Conducting

John Dunlosky, Kayla Morehead, Amanda Zamary, and Katherine A. Rawson


Methods of Studying Individual Differences in Memory

Kimberly M. Wingert and Gene A. Brewer

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Hajime Otani is a professor of psychology at Central Michigan University. His current research focuses on emotion and memory.

Bennett L. Schwartz is a professor of psychology at Florida International University. He conducts research on memory and metamemory. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of New Ideas in Psychology.


Memory can be mysterious as it is often fleeting but also oddly enduring. Using creative and innovative methods allow scientists to uncover some of the mysteries of memory. This book provides a unique, exciting, and thorough overview of the challenges and the diverse methods that lead to some of the most innovative insights about how memory works, when and why it fails, and perhaps most importantly, what we can do when we know more about how it works. Alan Castel, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

There are books describe what we have learned about memory. However, this volume is unique for explaining both how these findings were obtained and how we should go about studying memory in the future. It gives invaluable advice for the use of behavioral and neural measures and provides important insights as to how these measures can be applied to new issues. Its authors are among the most active and influential scholars of memory. Anyone who wants to understand the scientific literature on memory or who is hoping to make a future contribution to that literature will find this book indispensable. Robert L. Greene, Department of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, USA