Remembering: A Study in Experimental and Social Psychology

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 30, 1995 - Psychology - 317 pages
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In 1932 Cambridge University Press published Remembering by psychologist Frederic Bartlett. The landmark book described fascinating studies of memory and presented the theory of schema that informs much of cognitive science and psychology today. In Bartlett's most famous experiment, subjects read a Native American story about ghosts and then retold the tale. Because their backgrounds were so different from the cultural context of the story, the subjects changed details that they could not understand. On the basis of observations like these, Bartlett developed his claim that memory is a process of reconstruction, and that this reconstruction is in important ways a social act. His ideas about the social psychology of memory and the cultural context of remembering were long neglected but are finding an interested and responsive audience today.
 

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EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES
1
Experiments on Perceiving
14
Experiments on Imaging
34
Experiments on Remembering
47
Experiments on Remembering
63
Experiments on Remembering
95
Experiments on Remembering
118
Experiments on Remembering
177
Meaning
227
REMEMBERING AS A STUDY IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
239
Social Psychology and the Matter of Recall
247
Social Psychology and the Manner of Recall
256
Conventionalisation
268
The Notion of a Collective Unconscious
281
The Basis of Social Recall
293
A Summary and Some Conclusions
301

Perceiving Recognising Remembering
186
A Theory of Remembering
197
Images and their Functions
215

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