Everyday Memory by Svein Magnussen

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This book presents an authoritative overview of memory in everyday contexts. Written by an expert team of international authors, it gathers together research on some of the more neglected but revealing areas of memory, to provide a comprehensive overview of remembering in real life situations.


Contributions from leading experts deal with a variety of important questions concerning everyday memory, from under-researched areas such as memory for odours, to more well known areas, like collective memory. Topics covered also include:



Beliefs about memory and the metaphors used to discuss memory
The relation between self-referent beliefs and actual memory performance
The development of autobiographical memory.

Everyday Memory summarises current knowledge and presents new interpretations and hypotheses to be explored by future research. It discusses aspects of human memory which are frequently ignored or dealt with only very briefly by ordinary textbooks and as a result will have a broad appeal for researchers and students.

 

About Svein Magnussen

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Svein Magnussen is Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway. He has been carrying out research in several areas of cognitive psychology and neuropsychology, with focus on visual perception and visual memory; in recent years he has been engaged in research on eyewitness testimony. He has edited three books and published more than 75 papers in international scientific journals.Tore Helstrup is Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway. He is also adjunct professor at the University of Trondheim, Norway. He has taught psychology at all course levels, with learning, memory and problem solving as his main research areas. He has published numerous books and journal articles.
 
Published May 7, 2007 by Psychology Press. 353 pages
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