In recent years there has been increasing interaction between basic and applied memory researchers, ranging from heated debates to highly productive collaborations. This collection of papers -- based on presentations at the Third Practical Aspects of Memory conference -- reviews the progress, as well as obstacles to progress, in the ongoing collaboration between basic and applied memory researchers.
This volume represents the state of the art in memory research domains that straddle the basic-applied divide. The text is organized around three themes, including theoretical and metatheoretical issues concerning the interaction of basic and applied memory research, laboratory investigation of real world memory problems, and solutions of everyday problems using theoretical concepts derived from basic memory research. The first section illustrates why collaboration between basic and applied memory researchers should be beneficial and provides guidelines for avoiding some of the pitfalls. The second and third sections present some of the most significant, contemporary findings by researchers whose work is basic-yet-applicable or applied-yet-theoretically-based.
Students and professional memory researchers will find the substantive results to be provocative and theoretically engaging, making the information presented in this volume invaluable. These examples of successful application will be of substantial, pragmatic value and researchers are certain to be grappling with these issues for years to come.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface. Part I: The Relationship Between Basic and Applied Research. M.J. Intons-Peterson, How Basic and Applied Research Inform Each Other. D. Herrmann, D. Raybeck, A Clash of Cultures: Basic and Applied Cognitive Research. D.G. Payne, F.G. Conrad, D.R. Hager, Basic and Applied Memory Research: Empirical, Theoretical, and Metatheoretical Issues. D.B. Wright, Methodological Issues for Naturalistic Event Memory Research. Part II: Exploring Real-World Memory Problems from a Basic Memory Perspective. C. MacLeod, The Locus of the Implicit-explicit Dissociation in Mood-Congruent Memory. F. Heuer, D. Reisberg, C. Rios, The Memory Effects of Thematically Induced Emotion. S-Å. Christianson, On Emotional Stress and Memory: We Need to Recognize Threatening Situations and We Need to "Forget" Unpleasant Experiences. V.F. Reyna, A.L. Titcomb, Constraints on the Suggestibility of Eyewitness Testimony: A Fuzzy-Trace Theory Analysis. A. Memon, L. Wark, A. Holley, R. Bull, G. Koenhken, Context Reinstatement in the Laboratory: How Useful Is It? C.P. Thompson, J.A. Gibbons, R.J. Vogl, W.R. Walker, Autobiographical Memory: Individual Differences in Using Episodic and Schematic Information. A.F. Healy, C.L. King, G.P. Sinclair, Maintenance of Knowledge About Temporal, Spatial, and Item Information: Memory for Course Schedules and Word Lists. Part III: Applications of Basic Memory Research Findings and Techniques in Dealing with Real-World Problems. M. Garry, E.F. Loftus, S.W. Brown, S.C. DuBreuil, Womb with a View: Memory Beliefs and Memory-Work Experiences. B. Tversky, Memory for Pictures, Maps, Environments, and Graphs. D.A. Bekerian, J.L. Dennett, Imagery Effects in Spoken and Written Recall. R.E. Geiselman, R.P. Fisher, Ten Years of Cognitive Interviewing. C.J. Camp, J.W. Foss, Designing Ecologically Valid Memory Interventions for Persons with Dementia. G.W. Rebok, D.X. Rasmusson, J. Brandt, Improving Memory in Community Elderly Through Group-Based and Individualized Memory Training.