Fall 2015


Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-234

Formerly listed as: PSYC-34


Matthew Schulkind (Section 01)


This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the study of memory. We will begin by examining empirical research on memory for different kinds of content: factual information vs. personal events vs. cognitive skills. This research will be used to evaluate several contemporary models of memory. From there, we will examine how memory theories have been applied to understanding “real world” issues such as eyewitness testimony, and the false/recovered memory debate. We will also discuss developmental changes in memory-from infancy to old age. We will supplement our analysis of memory with evidence from the rapidly growing field of cognitive neuroscience.

Requisite: PSYC 100 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Professor Schulkind.

PSYC 234 - L/D

Section 01
M 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MERR 315
W 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MERR 315
F 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MERR 315

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Human Memory Prentice-Hall, 2nd ed Gabriel Radvansky Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Fall 2016