Organisation and Memory (PLE: Memory)

A Review and a Project in Subnormality

By Peter Herriot, Josephine M. Green, Roy McConkey

© 2014 – Psychology Press

118 pages

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About the Book

Originally published in 1973, this volume looks at the organisation of memory data in, what at the time was termed, ‘mental handicap’. The first part surveys recent work in this important area, giving a general account of experiments and findings. The second part reports a particular piece of research on memory in people with learning difficulties, then called ‘subnormal individuals’.

Very much of its time, in terms of the terminology, this was an important book for anyone concerned with people with intellectual disabilities and for experimental psychologists involved with the processes of memory.

Table of Contents

Preface. Editorial Foreword. Part 1: Organisation and Memory in the Normal 1. The Process Model of Memory 2. Organisation 3. Organisation and Amount Recalled 4. The Development of Organised Memory Part 2: Organisation and Memory in the Subnormal 5. Previous Research 6. Introduction to the Project 7. Preliminary Studies 8. Category Cues 9. Other Experimental Interventions 10. Subject Variables and Strategy Learning 11. Conclusions. Author Index. Subject Index.

About the Series

Psychology Library Editions: Memory

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology