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Elements of Episodic Memory (Oxford Psychology Series)

Elements of Episodic Memory (Oxford Psychology Series)
Author: Endel Tulving
ISBN 13: 9780198521259
ISBN 10: 198521251
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1985-10-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 364
List Price: $58.00

Elements of Episodic Memory was a seminal text in the memory literature, highly cited and influential. It has been unavailable for some years, but is now back in print as in its original form, with this reissue.
The book examins the critical role that retrieval processes play in remembering. It proposes that the nature of recollective experience is determiend by the interaction between the 'episodic' trace information and the 'sematic' retrieval information. This basic theme is elaborated by tracing the development of the ideas considering relevant empirical evidence, relating a proposed theoretical framework to the ideas held by other theorists, and dealing with criticisms advanced by others.
These issues are discussed from two perspectives. Firstly, from the point of view of 'detached science': the emphasis here is on ideas, hypotheses, evidence, logic and theory. The second is a personal commentary on the development of ideas at the first viewpoint, and provides observations about the psychology and sociology of a developing science.