Memory Improvement

Implications for Memory Theory

  • Douglas J. Herrmann
  • Herbert Weingartner
  • Alan Searleman
  • Cathy McEvoy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Douglas Herrmann, Alan Searleman
    Pages 8-20
  3. Herbert Weingartner, Douglas Herrmann
    Pages 21-42
  4. Christopher Hertzog
    Pages 61-78
  5. Michael Pressley, Pamela Beard El-Dinary
    Pages 79-100
  6. Margaret Jean Intons-Peterson, George L. Newsome III
    Pages 101-121
  7. Dana J. Plude
    Pages 150-168
  8. Stephen J. Ceci, Michelle DeSimone, Sarah Johnson
    Pages 169-186
  9. David G. Payne, Michael J. Wenger
    Pages 187-209
  10. Rose T. Zacks, Lynn Hasher
    Pages 232-248
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 249-263

About this book


Memory Improvement: Implications for Memory Theory brings together researchers working on various aspects in the field. Recent findings on memory improvement are examined, and their relevance to memory theory is demonstrated. A majority of the chapters review how certain psychological factors (psychopharmacology, emotional state, metamemory, strategies, practice, external aids, social interaction, context, and attention) may be influenced to improve one's memory. In the final chapters an attempt is made to relate memory-improvement phenomena to the theory of memory improvement and to memory theory in general. This book extends understanding of memory and questions to what extent the memory system functions independently of the rest of the psychological system. The book is aimed at a broad spectrum of psychologists interested in state-of-the-art memory-improvement research from both a practical and a theoretical perspective.


Gedächtnis Mnemotechnik attention interaction memory memory improvement psychopharmacology

Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas J. Herrmann
    • 1
  • Herbert Weingartner
    • 2
  • Alan Searleman
    • 3
  • Cathy McEvoy
    • 4
  1. 1.National Center for Health StatisticsHyattsvilleUSA
  2. 2.NIMHBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologySt. Lawrence UniversityCantonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Aging and Mental HealthUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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