The nature of memory for everyday events, and the contexts that can affect it, are controversial topics being investigated by researchers in cognitive, social, clinical, and developmental/lifespan psychology today. This book brings many of these researchers together in an attempt to unpack the contextual and processing variables that play a part in everyday memory, particularly for emotion-laden events. They discuss the mental structures and processes that operate in the formation of memory representations and their later retrieval and interpretation.
Contents: Conference Participants. N.L. Stein, P.A. Ornstein, An Agenda for Research in Everyday and Emotional Memory. Part I: Knowledge-Based and Appraisal Models of Everyday and Emotional Memory. N.L. Stein, E. Wade, M.D. Liwag, A Theoretical Approach to Understanding and Remembering Emotional Events. M. Ross, Validating Memories. P.A. Ornstein, L.B. Shapiro, P.A. Clubb, A. Follmer, L. Baker-Ward, The Influence of Prior Knowledge on Children's Memory for Salient Medical Experiences. S. Folkman, N.L. Stein, A Goal-Process Approach to Analyzing Narrative Memories for AIDS-Related Stressful Events. Part II: Perceptual and Verbal Processes in Everyday Memory. J.M. Mandler, L. McDonough, Nonverbal Recall. J. Huttenlocher, V. Prohaska, Reconstructing the Times of Past Events. B. Tversky, Spatial Constructions. C.J. Brainerd, Children's Forgetting With Implications for Memory Suggestibility. Part III: Studies of Emotional and Painful Memories. R. Fivush, J. Kuebli, Making Everyday Events Emotional: The Construal of Emotion in Parent-Child Conversations About the Past. G.S. Goodman, J.A. Quas, Trauma and Memory: Individual Differences in Children's Recounting of a Stressful Experience. P. Salovey, A.F. Smith, Memory for the Experience of Physical Pain. Part IV: Psychological Issues in Eyewitness Testimony. M.A. Mason, Adult Perceptions of Children's Memory for the Traumatic Event of Sexual Abuse: A Clinical and Legal Dilemma. P. Ekman, Lying and Deception. Part V: Developmental Perspectives on Eyewitness Testimony. D.P. Peters, Stress, Arousal, and Children's Eyewitness Memory. M. Bruck, S.J. Ceci, The Description of Children's Suggestibility. M.S. Zaragoza, S.M. Lane, J.K. Ackil, K.L. Chambers, Confusing Real and Suggested Memories: Source Monitoring and Eyewitness Suggestibility. Part VI: Commentaries. T. Trabasso, Whose Memory Is It? The Social Context of Remembering. G. Gigerenzer, Memory as Knowledge-Based Inference: Two Observations. W.F. Brewer, Children's Eyewitness Memory Research: Implications From Schema Memory and Autobiographical Memory Research.