For UG Memory modules or those covering memory in a Cognitive Psychology module. Memory and amnesia can also be studied within neuroscience at PG level for which some chapters are relevant. A supplementary text from Michael Eysenck and David Groome, authors of our Cognitive Psychology Revisiting the Classics series. Mike Eysenck is one of the most well-known and successful authors in psychology and is the lead author of Eysenck and Keane Cognitive Psychology (Psych Press - Routledge), the current edition of which has sold in excess of 250k pounds in two years. David Groome is also a long time Psychology Press author, editing and contributing to a range of introductory texts in Cognitive Psychology. This text focuses on the nature of forgetting and memory impairment exploring both the positive/voluntary and pathological/involuntary aspects of forgetting through disorders such as PTSD, amnesia, anxiety, depression and dementia. The text explores some popular and familiar areas of memory which are covered on memory modules on Psychology undergraduate degrees such as Autobiographical Forgetting, Motivated Forgetting and Eyewitness Forgetting. The aim of the text is to provide a more detailed insight into these areas than would be available to students on their Memory module and make this text a key read for students looking to expand their knowledge in this area. Cognitive Psychology modules also cover memory in a slightly more diluted way but this text could certainly see some interest from these modules which attract much larger student numbers.

Childhood Forgetting: What Childhood Amnesia Tells us About Memory Development

Childhood Forgetting: What Childhood Amnesia Tells us About Memory Development

Childhood forgetting: what childhood amnesia tells us about memory development
Harlene Hayne Jane Herbert

‘When I try to remember, I forget.'

A. A. Milne

One of A. A. Milne's most beloved characters, Winnie-the-Pooh, was notorious for his forgetting. Pooh was bothered not only by his own forgetting, but also by his fear that others, including Christopher Robin, would forget about him. Many of us can empathise with Pooh's predicament. Sadly, our memory does not work like a tape recorder, logging our experience with complete fidelity and then storing that information indefinitely until we need to use it again. Instead, memory is a much more reconstructive process and ...

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