Lifespan Development of Human Memory

Lifespan Development of Human Memory

Edited by Hans-Peter Graf and Nobuo Ohta

An original approach to memory development that views memory as a continuous process of growth and loss over the human lifespan rather than as a series of separate periods.

A Bradford Book

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An original approach to memory development that views memory as a continuous process of growth and loss over the human lifespan rather than as a series of separate periods.

Until recently, the vast majority of memory research used only university students and other young adults as subjects. Although such research successfully introduced new methodologies and theoretical concepts, it created a bias in our understanding of the lifespan development of memory. This book signals a departure from young-adult-centered research. It views the lifespan development of memory as a continuous process of growth and loss, where each phase of development raises unique questions favoring distinct research methods and theoretical approaches. Drawing on a broad range of investigative strategies, the book lays the foundation for a comprehensive understanding of the lifespan development of human memory.

Topics include the childhood and adulthood development of working memory, episodic and autobiographical memory, and prospective memory, as well as the breakdown of memory functions in Alzheimer's disease. Of particular interest is the rich diversity of approaches, methods, and theories. The book takes an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on work from psychology, psychiatry, gerontology, and biochemistry.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262072366 304 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 49 illus.

Editors

Hans-Peter Graf

Peter Graf is Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia.

Nobuo Ohta

Nobuo Ohta is Professor at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Tsukuba.