Intended for undergraduates and postgraduates in psychology, this 2nd edition explores a number of applied areas in memory. Contributors deal with such topics as the methodological problems involved in applying memory research, and eyewitnessing and face recognition.
Since the first edition of "Aspects of Memory" appeared in 1978, there has been a considerable growth of interest in the practical, everyday aspects of memory research. Investigation of some of these topics, such as eyewitnessing, has been underway for several years, but others, such as autobiographical memory and memory for future events, have expanded as a result of the current interest in memory in the real world. This second edition of "Aspects of Memory" explores a number of major applied areas in memory. The first chapter deals with methodological problems involved in applying memory research. The section on eyewitnessing and face recognition shows the contributions made by psychology to forensic problems involving the validity of court room evidence. And the work on memory aids illustrates what psychologists can offer people faced with memory problems. The final chapters on memory of an individual's past history and for future actions demonstrate how vital these topics are in enabling individuals to function as social animals. "Aspects of Memory" gives a coherent introduction to these current approaches to applied memory research for both undergraduates and postgraduates.