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Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.
Chapter 46: Memory: A Look Into the Past, Present, and Future
Memory: A Look Into the Past, Present, and Future
Over two millennia have passed since Aristotle first began to reason about the properties and structure of memory. In addition to Aristotle, many other historical figures have spent time trying to decipher the complexities of memory. Plato was known to describe memory as a wax tablet to be written on. Additionally, philosophers such as Descartes and Kant portrayed simple and complex ideas as being the building blocks of thought and memory. Nevertheless, none of these great thinkers were actually capable of experimentally testing their ...