Psychology of Human Memory|
Fall 2020 not offered
This seminar course is designed to provide students with an in-depth exploration of the psychological science of human memory. We will examine current issues and theories in human memory research and the methods by which human memory is explored. Both classic and contemporary research findings from the disciplines of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuropsychology will be brought together to paint a picture of the current understanding of human memory. Topics to be covered include different memory systems and frameworks (e.g., working memory, semantic memory, episodic memory), remembering and forgetting (e.g., phenomenal experience of remembering, various mechanisms of forgetting), reality/source monitoring (e.g., memory attributions, true and false memories), the influence of emotional and social factors on memory (e.g., social remembering), and memory in clinical populations.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)(NS&B)(PSYC)
Sample selection of readings include:
Johnson, M. K. (2006). Memory and reality. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST, 61, 760-771.
Schacter, D. L., Addis, D. R., Hassabis, D., Martin, V. C., Spreng, R. N., & Szpunar, K. K. (2012). The Future of memory: Remembering, imagining, and the brain. NEURON, 76, 677-694.
Dunsmoor, J., Murty, V., Davachi, L., & Phelps, E. A. (2015). Emotional learning selectively and retroactively strengthens memories for related events. NATURE, 520, 345-348.
Storm, B. C. (2011). The benefit of forgetting in thinking and remembering. CURRENT DIRECTIONS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 20, 291-295.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
In-class presentations and discussions, and a final paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
In addition to submitting a POI request electronically, students should email the instructor with their class year, (intended) major(s), a list of related courses, and a written explanation for why they would like to take this course during the first days of pre-registration period. Preference will be given to students who have taken relevant breadth courses (e.g., Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience).
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