HM_autobio - AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY The ecological...

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AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY The “ecological movement” Neisser’s call: Cognition and Reality (1976) Memory Observed (1982) Banaji & Crowder (1989): Everyday memory is bankrupt Low generalizability? Lack of control • No new “principles” “Applied” studies of memory continue to be popular • Flashbulb memories Prospective memory Eyewitness testimony Traumatic amnesia • Mnemonic techniques; expertise • Autobiographical memory
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Content and Process Biography and Culture Biography as historical record Biography as narrative The “oral history” movement AM as a social activity Building and sharing our “life story” Allende’s Paula (1995) Socializing, bonding and constructing the “self” through recounting our story • Proust’s In Search of Lost Time (1922) The importance of cues Ecphory of the past and present Memory is life: Rachel the Replicant The importance of reminiscence among
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course EXP 4504 taught by Professor Fischler during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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HM_autobio - AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY The ecological...

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