Part one of this book provides an introduction to psychological theories of memory - it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. Part two is a systematic exploration of memory disorders which begins with an account of how clinicians assess memory function. Following this the various causes of amnesia are considered in turn, and approaches to remediation are discussed.
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Memory and Amnesia: An Introduction provides a clear and comprehensive account of amnesia set in the context of our understanding of how normal memory operates. Part One provides the reader with an up-to-date survey of contemporary memory theories along with an account of the various methods for improving memory ability. Part Two begins with an overview of memory assessment which incorporates all important new developments, and focuses on the nature and explanation of the amnesic syndrome.
A new chapter deals with the emerging field of memory disorders linked to frontal lobe dysfunction, related to which is an entirely new approach to the study of age-related memory loss. The account of dementia is extended and includes an account of comparisons between different forms of the illness. The chapters on transient amnesic states and on psychogenic states are fully updated (including discussion of the false memory debate), and the significant advances in memory remediation are discussed in the last chapter.About the Author:
Alan J. Parkin is Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex. He is the author of a number of successful textbooks.
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Book Description Blackwell Pub, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0631148698