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3rd Edition

By Alan Baddeley, Michael W. Eysenck, Michael C. Anderson


624 pages | 228 Color Illus.

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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 every-day 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:

  • 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.
  • New material addressing current research into visual short-term and working memory, and links to research on visual attention.
  • Includes content on the state-of-play on working memory training. 
  • 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.


"With this exciting third edition of Memory, three leading researchers once again manage to combine accessible writing with expert coverage of classic studies and recent cutting-edge developments. As in the excellent previous editions, they effectively integrate material from cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and neuroimaging to provide students with a broad perspective on key findings and ideas about memory. I enthusiastically recommend this outstanding text." — Daniel L. Schacter, Harvard University, USA

"In this third edition, Baddeley, Eysenck, and Anderson have surpassed even their own high standards set by the previous two editions for accessible and comprehensive scholarship. They integrate seamlessly, the understanding of brain function and structure in the healthy and damaged brain, cognitive theory, experimental cognitive psychology, and the applicability of memory research to life outside of the laboratory. This is all presented with their hallmark clarity of informed writing that achieves both an introduction to undergraduates, and an authoritative source for new and established researchers." — Robert Logie, University of Edinburgh, UK.

"This third edition of Memory continues to meet the outstanding standards set by previous editions. It is an authoritative account of recent and classical theories and findings written in an engaging personal style by top researchers in the field. The coverage runs from observational studies of everyday memory successes and failures through clinical cases of memory disorders to current work on the neural correlates of learning and memory. The book can be strongly recommended as a highly readable introduction to the exciting world of memory research for both students and the general reader." Fergus Craik, Rotman Research Institute, Canada

Table of Contents

What is Memory?

Memory and the Brain

Short-term Memory

Working Memory


Episodic Memory: Organizing and Remembering

Semantic Memory and Stored Knowledge


Incidental Forgetting

Motivated Forgetting

Autobiographical Memory

Eyewitness Testimony

Prospective Memory

Memory Across the Lifespan

Memory and Aging

When Memory Systems Fail

Improving Your Memory

About the Authors

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 University of Roehampton.

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology