Edited by

  • Elizabeth Ligon Bjork, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • Robert Bjork, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Authored by the foremost researchers in cognitive psychology, the handbook Memory is an outstanding reference tool for all cognitive psychologists and interested professionals. Memory provides an excellent synopsis of the research and literature in this field, including comprehensive chapters on basic theory. The text discusses storage and access of information in both short-term and long-term memory; how we control, monitor, and enhance memory; individual differences in mnemonic ability; and the processes of retrieval and retention, including eye-witness testimony, and training and instruction.
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Upper undergraduate and graduate students, along with academics and researchers, in the area of cognitive psychology and related disciplines.


Book information

  • Published: May 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-102571-7


"Memory provides a wonderful, readable, and current overview of the human memory and cognition field. Each chapter links important historical work with current findings, concepts, and methods.... Clearly, the breadth of this book should make it an important resource for all investigators in the field of human cognition."
--G.C. Gamst, University of La Verne, California, in CHOICE

Table of Contents

Overview of Human Memory:H. Pashler and M. Carrier, Structures, Processes, and the Flow of Information.C.M. Kelley and D.S. Lindsay, Conscious and Unconscious Forms of Memory.Transient Memories:D.W. Massaro and G.R. Loftus, Sensory and Perceptual Storage: Data and Theory.J.S. Nairne, Short-Term/Working Memory.Storing Information in Long-Term Memory:L.A. Cooper and J.M. Lang, Imagery and Visual-Spatial Representations.M.A. Conway, Autobiographical Memory.Accessing Information in Long-Term Memory:H.L. Roediger, III, and M.J. Guynn, Retrieval Processes.M.C. Anderson and J.H. Neely, Interference and Inhibition in Memory Retrieval.Monitoring and Controlling Our Memories:F.N. Dempster, Distributing and Managing the Conditions of Encoding and Practice.F.S. Bellezza, Mnemonic Methods to Enhance Storage and Retrieval.J. Metcalfe, Metacognitive Processes.Differences across Individuals:D.A. Bors and C.M. MacLeod, Individual Differences in Memory.L.L. Light, Memory and Aging.Memory for Real-World Events and Information:C.C. Chandler and R.P. Fisher, Retrieval Processes and Witness Memory.A.F. Healy and G.P. Sinclair, The Long-Term Retention of Training and Instruction.Index.