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Foundations and Applications

Second Edition

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September 2013 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Designed to make memory research come to life through the use of examples that students can use in their everyday lives, Memory 2e provides an in-depth exploration into the science and the methodology of memory. Author Bennett Schwartz includes separate chapters on metamemory, biology of memory, and false memory – critical to a comprehensive understanding of memory science—to enhance the book’s accessible introduction to the field. Throughout the book, coverage of cognitive psychology and neuroscience is integrated to help students make the connection between cognitive theory and research and the places in the brain where memory processes occur. Substantive changes in each chapter and 156 new references bring this new edition completely up to date with latest discoveries in the study of human memory.


Key Features


- Examples or real-life stories begin each chapter and are woven throughout to illustrate the relevance and importance of key concepts.

- Up-to-date coverage of research and theory focuses on cognitive experiments, neuroscience, patients with memory disorders, the areas of the brain involved in memory, and the cognitive theory that links this research together.

- Unique applied coverage includes how the science of memory can be applied to education, police investigations, courtrooms, memory clinics, and everyday life

- Highlighted mnemonic hints throughout the book and an entire chapter on memory improvement show students how they can apply the book's concepts to make their memories more efficient

- Invaluable in-text learning aids include interim summaries, a running glossary, and references to online resources, as well as chapter-ending key terms, summaries, and review questions.


New to the Second Edition


-A greater emphasis on the study of memory from a scientific viewpoint is present throughout the new edition, including an emphasis on the ways in which the scientific study of memory is distinct from other areas of study within psychology.

- The latest findings, studies, and techniques are covered throughout the book. Key new material includes the Addis et. al. neuroimaging study, a new discussion of the MEG neuroimaging technique, new research on involuntary memories, the latest findings on the testing effect, new work on how people control the accuracy of memories that they report, new work on direct stimulation of the brain, and much more.

- The structure of chapter thirteen has been shifted to more clearly cover memory efficiency rather than memory improvement. This chapter now contains coverage of the latest advances and strategies for studying and retaining material.

1. Introduction to the Study of Memory
2. Memory and the Brain
3. Working Memory
4. Episodic Memory
5. Semantic and Lexical Memory
6. Visual Memory
7. Autobiographical Memory
8. False Memory
9. Metamemory
10. Memory Disorders
11. Memory in Childhood
12. Memory in Older Adults
13. Memory Improvement and Learning Efficiency: A User’s Guide

This text is challenging the traditional way we teach memory. I am recommending it to stretch and challenge my most able learners who want to explore memory beyond the traditional models.

Mrs Issy Hallam
Psychology , South Devon College
January 30, 2016

It seemed to cover the topics I wanted for this seminar and was written well enough that the students could understand it on their own.

Dr Leslie Valdes
Psychology Dept, St Cloud State University
February 16, 2015

Great book covering everything that students need to know about memory theory, research and application

Dr Florentia Hadjiefthyvoulou
Psychology, Nottingham Trent Univ.
September 22, 2014

A useful book with in-depth information into the workings of the memory and how information is processed. Recommended.

Mrs Linda Crittenden
Learning Support, Mid Kent College of Higher & F.E.
March 13, 2014

The memory course at our university is for students in their final bachelor year. Although the topics are comparable to what we teach, the level of the discussion in the book is too superficial for our course. More theoretical issues such as the nature of iconic memory (and what it is useful for), the process dissociation method for implicit memory, the mirror effect in recognition memory, and many others, are not even mentioned. On the positive side, the book is well written and would be quite suitable for a beginning-level course on memory (or a course for non-psychology students).

Professor Jeroen Raaijmakers
Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam
February 19, 2014

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