Psychology

  • Brian Cutler Defines Reconstructive Memory

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    Brian Cutler Defines Reconstructive Memory

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    Professor Brian Cutler explains reconstructive memory as how memory works. Memory is not a mental recording of an event; it is influenced by current experiences and new learning.

  • Shelly Gable Discusses Close Relationships

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    Shelly Gable Discusses Close Relationships

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    Professor Shelly Gable discusses the idea of close relationships and how it moved from the purview of poets and philosophers to a field of science. Research has shown that close relationships or the lack of them have an enormous impact of health and well-being. She also explains that research in this field is having a public policy impact in the areas of domestic violence and same-sex marriage.

  • Is Self Awareness Uniquely Human?

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    Is Self Awareness Uniquely Human?

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    Professor Steve Joordens discusses self-awareness in humans and other animals. Gordon Gallup studied self-recognition by introducing animals to mirrors; his results showed that many animals do have self-awareness. This raises questions about ethical codes and animal experimentation.

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