Distinctiveness and Memory

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Pub. Date: 2006-04-06
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Research relevant to the topic of distinctiveness and memory dates back over 100 years and boasts a literature of well over 2,000 published articles. Throughout this history, numerous theories of distinctiveness and memory have been offered and subsequently refined. There has, however, neverbeen a book that brings this rich history together with the latest research. This volume is the first to present an historical overview, the results of the current research, and several new theories on distinctiveness and memory. Each chapter contains a review of the relevant literature and latestresearch on its topic. The book includes sections that cover basic theory and behavioral research on distinctiveness, bizarreness effects, distinctiveness effects on implicit memory, the development of distinctiveness across the lifespan, distinctiveness in social context, and the neuroscience ofdistinctiveness and memory. In the concluding chapter, Fergus Craik offers his current perspective on distinctiveness and evaluates the various other theories of distinctiveness presented in the volume. Distinctiveness and Memory will be a valuable resource for student and professional researchersin neuroscience and cognitive, developmental, and social psychology.

Author Biography

R. Reed Hunt received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico and taught at Dartmouth College, Furman University, and University of North Carolina at Greensboro, before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Much of his research has been devoted to characterizing the psychological processes that are distinctiveness in memory.
James B. Worthen received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology with emphases in cognition and social cognition from Texas Tech University in 1995. Dr. Worthen has held positions at Michigan Technological University and the University of Texas at Brownsville. He now teaches and conducts research at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also serves as the Director of the Graduate Program in Psychology.

Table of Contents

Contributors xiii
I Basic Issues
CHAPTER 1 The Concept of Distinctiveness in Memory Research
R. Reed Hunt
CHAPTER 2 Modeling Distinctiveness: Implications for General Memory Theory
James S. Nairne
CHAPTER 3 Emotion, Significance, Distinctiveness, and Memory
Stephen R. Schmidt
CHAPTER 4 Encoding and Retrieval Processes in Distinctiveness Effects: Toward an Integrative Framework
Mark A. McDaniel and Lisa Geraci
CHAPTER 5 Reducing Memory Errors: The Distinctiveness Heuristic
Daniel L. Schacter and Amy L. Wiseman
CHAPTER 6 Assessing Distinctiveness: Measures of Item-Specific and Relational Processing
Daniel J. Burns
II Bizarreness
CHAPTER 7 Resolution of Discrepant Memory Strengths: An Explanation of the Effects of Bizarreness on Memory
James B. Worthen
CHAPTER 8 Memory for Bizarre and Other Unusual Events: Evidence from Script Research
Denise Davidson
III Distinctiveness and Implicit Memory Tests
CHAPTER 9 Conceptual Implicit Memory and the Item-Specific Relational Distinction
Neil W. Mulligan
CHAPTER 10 The Distinctiveness Effect in Explicit and Implicit Memory
Lisa Geraci and Suparna Rajaram
IV Distinctiveness and Memory Across the Life Span
CHAPTER 11 Distinctiveness Effects in Children's Memory
Mark L. Howe
CHAPTER 12 Adult Age Differences in Episodic Memory: Item-Specific, Relational, and Distinctive Processing
Rebekah E. Smith
V Distinctiveness in the Social Context
CHAPTER 13 The Effects of Social Distinctiveness: The Phenomenology of Being in a Group
Brian Mullen and Carmen Pizzuto
CHAPTER 14 Distinctiveness and Memory: A Comparison of the Social and Cognitive Literatures
Susan Coats and Eliot R. Smith
VI The Neuroscience of Distinctiveness and Memory
CHAPTER 15 Multiple Electrophysiological Indices of Distinctiveness
Monica Fabiani
CHAPTER 16 Neural Correlates of Incongruity
Pascale Michelon and Abraham Z. Snyder
CHAPTER 17 Stimulus Novelty Effects on Recognition Memory: Behavioral Properties and Neuroanantomical Substrates
Mark M. Kishiyama and Andrew P. Yonelinas
VII Denouement
CHAPTER 18 What Do Explanations of the Distinctiveness Effect Need to Explain?
Endel Tulving and R. Shayna Rosenbaum
CHAPTER 19 Distinctiveness and Memory: Comments and a Point of View
Fergus I.M. Craik
Author Index 443(18)
Subject Index 461

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