Memory  book cover
3rd Edition


ISBN 9781138326095
Published March 26, 2020 by Routledge
612 Pages - 228 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

The third edition of Memory provides students with the most comprehensive introduction to the study of human memory and its applications in the field. Written by three leading experts, this bestselling textbook delivers an authoritative and accessible overview of key topic areas.

Each chapter combines breadth of content coverage with a wealth of relevant practical examples, whilst the engaging writing style invites the reader to share the authors’ fascination with the exploration of memory through their individual areas of expertise. Across the text, the scientific theory is connected to a range of real-world questions and everyday human experiences. As a result, this edition of Memory is an essential resource for those interested in this important field and embarking on their studies in the subject.

Key features of this edition:

  • it is fully revised and updated to address the latest research, theories, and findings;
  • chapters on learning, organization, and autobiographical memory form a more integrated section on long-term memory and provide relevant links to neuroscience research;
  • it has new material addressing current research into visual short-term and working memory, and links to research on visual attention;
  • it includes content on the state-of-play on working memory training;
  • the chapter on “memory across the lifespan” strengthens the applied emphasis, including the effects of malnutrition in developing nations on cognition and memory.

The third edition is supported by a Companion Website providing a range of core resources for students and lecturers.

Table of Contents

1. What is Memory?

2. Memory and the Brain

3. Short-term Memory

4. Working Memory

5. Learning

6. Episodic Memory: Organizing and Remembering

7. Semantic Memory and Stored Knowledge

8. Retrieval

9. Incidental Forgetting

10. Motivated Forgetting

11. Autobiographical Memory

12. Eyewitness Testimony

13. Prospective Memory

14. Memory Across the Lifespan: Growing Up 

15. Memory and Aging

16. When Memory Systems Fail

17. Improving Your Memory

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Alan Baddeley is Professor of Psychology at the University of York, UK.

Michael W. Eysenck is Professor Emeritus in Psychology and Honorary Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Roehampton, UK.

Michael C. Anderson is Senior Scientist and Programme Leader at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, UK.

Support Material

Companion Website

Please visit our companion website for additional support materials.