Explaining Memory Failure
- Michael W. Eysenck - Royal Holloway, UK
- David Groome - University of Westminster
Cognitive Psychology (General) | Memory
Forgetting is the most obvious feature of human memory, whether this is everyday forgetfulness, like leaving your keys at home, or more serious medical conditions, such as amnesia. Forgetting: Explaining Memory Failure uses the most up-to-date evidence available to examine the psychological processes behind these extremes and everything in between. It explores why we have so little recollection of our childhood lives, as well as why we may create false memories of events that never happened.
In this book, Michael Eysenck & David Groome use cutting-edge research to examine one of the central issues in the study of memory: forgetting. It challenges assumptions about the processing of memory, offering insights into key debates, as well as providing readers with the critical skills to develop their own conclusions on the topic. With chapters from leading figures, this book also emphasises the positive aspects of forgetting, an important and often overlooked area in the field.
We are all subject to forgetting—sometimes quite dramatic forgetting. In this very readable book, Eysenck, Groome, and a team of experts in the science of memory describe many types and sources of forgetting. Written in a clear and engaging manner, these chapters will be of interest to anyone who has ever wondered how their memory works, and why it fails.
Colin M MacLeod
Highly engaging topic that will appeal to many students.