Seven Sins of Memory by Daniel Schacter audiobook

Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers

By Daniel Schacter

HMH Audio 9780618040193
Unabridged
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    Available on 01/01/2025

    ISBN: 9780358297055

  • Regular Price: $39.99

    Special Price $25.99

    Available on 01/01/2025

    ISBN: 9781094063836

This groundbreaking work by one of the world’s foremost psychologists delves into the complex behavior of memory. In this fascinating study, Daniel L. Schacter explores instances of what we would consider memory failure—absent-mindedness, transience, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence—and suggests instead that these miscues are actually indications that memory is functioning as designed. Drawing from vivid scientific research and creative literature, as well as high-profile events in which memory has figured significantly—Bill Clinton’s grand jury testimony, for instance—The Seven Sins of Memory provides a more nuanced understanding of how memory and the mind influence each other and shape our lives.

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A New York Times Notable Book

This groundbreaking work by one of the world’s foremost psychologists delves into the complex behavior of memory.

In this fascinating study, Daniel L. Schacter explores instances of what we would consider memory failure—absent-mindedness, transience, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence—and suggests instead that these miscues are actually indications that memory is functioning as designed. Drawing from vivid scientific research and creative literature, as well as high-profile events in which memory has figured significantly—Bill Clinton’s grand jury testimony, for instance—The Seven Sins of Memory provides a more nuanced understanding of how memory and the mind influence each other and shape our lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Clear, entertaining, and provocative…Encourages a new appreciation of the complexity and fragility of memory.” Seattle Times
“Should be required reading for police, lawyers, psychologists, and anyone else who wants to understand how memory can go terribly wrong.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Compelling in its science and its probing examination of everyday life, The Seven Sins of Memory is also a delightful book, lively and clear.” Chicago Tribune
“Drawing upon recent neuroimaging research that allows a glimpse of the brain as it learns and remembers, Schacter guides his readers on a fascinating journey.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Daniel Schacter

Author Bio: Daniel Schacter

Daniel Schacter, an American psychologist, is a professor of psychology at Harvard University. His research has focused on psychological and biological aspects of human memory and amnesia. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996. In 2005 he received the NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS0 and was elected to membership in NAS in 2013.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Adult
Language: English