Originally published in 1928 this short essay looks two rival theories of the time, both hypothetical, and explores which one ‘better fits the facts’.
Whether memory depends on "enduring traces" in brain structure (to use the language of Professor Semon), or whether it depends on records in "psychical structure" (to use the language of Professor McDougall).
Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Defects of Semon’s Theory 3. Psychoplasm 4. The Mnema 5. Association and Selection 6. Habit 7. Forgetting 8. Conclusion
About the Series
Memory is one of the core areas of academic research in cognitive psychology. Psychology Library Editions: Memory brings together a series of previously out-of-print titles, available as a 27-volume set or as individual volumes. The authors come from diverse backgrounds and many of them are now leading experts in their fields. The majority of titles were originally published in the 1970s and 1980s and reflect early research in a number of key areas. The volumes cover topics such as memory development in children; memory and aging; memory and thinking; memory and language; working memory; and memory disorders, to name but a few. This is a great opportunity to obtain a valuable resource tracing the development of a major field of psychology.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology