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Published: 06 April 2006

496 Pages | 36 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195169669

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Distinctiveness and Memory

Edited by R. Reed Hunt and James B. Worthen

Research relevant to the topic of distinctiveness and memory has a history that 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, yet there has never been a published survey of the current state of the research. The present volume represents the first such survey. Included in this volume are sections on basic theory and behavioral research on distinctiveness, research and theory on bizareness effects, distinctiveness effects implicit memory, the development of distinctiveness across the life-span, distinctiveness in social context, and the neuroscience of distinctiveness and memory. Each chapter contains a relevant review of the literature as well as the latest research on the topic. The final chapter of this volume is written by Fergus Craik--a pioneer of modern distinctiveness research. In his chapter, Dr. Craik offers his current perspective on distinctiveness and evaluates the various views of distinctiveness expressed in the volume.


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