Ulric Neisser was the initiator of the contemporary psychology of autobiographical memory, as well as the founder of the ecological approach to human cognition. The present article reviews his empirical and theoretical contributions to an issue which is at the heart of the contemporary debate on autobiographical memory: that is, autobiographical memory accuracy. From the early 1980s to the mid-1990s, Neisser empirically investigated this topic in a variety of memory research fields including legal testimony, flashbulb memory, and childhood memory. Overall, the empirical studies that Neisser conducted in these fields led him to conceptualize autobiographical memory as a reconstructive process serving the specific goals pursued by the rememberer at a particular time and place, and dynamically varying according to the social context in which autobiographical experiences are recalled. In the conclusions, the author discusses the influence of Neisser's empirical and theoretical work on autobiographical memory accuracy on the current memory literature.

(2022). Ulric Neisser's contribution to the study of autobiographical memory accuracy [journal article - articolo]. In APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/232409

Ulric Neisser's contribution to the study of autobiographical memory accuracy

Sotgiu, Igor
2022-01-01

Abstract

Ulric Neisser was the initiator of the contemporary psychology of autobiographical memory, as well as the founder of the ecological approach to human cognition. The present article reviews his empirical and theoretical contributions to an issue which is at the heart of the contemporary debate on autobiographical memory: that is, autobiographical memory accuracy. From the early 1980s to the mid-1990s, Neisser empirically investigated this topic in a variety of memory research fields including legal testimony, flashbulb memory, and childhood memory. Overall, the empirical studies that Neisser conducted in these fields led him to conceptualize autobiographical memory as a reconstructive process serving the specific goals pursued by the rememberer at a particular time and place, and dynamically varying according to the social context in which autobiographical experiences are recalled. In the conclusions, the author discusses the influence of Neisser's empirical and theoretical work on autobiographical memory accuracy on the current memory literature.
articolo
Sotgiu, Igor
(2022). Ulric Neisser's contribution to the study of autobiographical memory accuracy [journal article - articolo]. In APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/232409
File allegato/i alla scheda:
File Dimensione del file Formato  
Sotgiu 2022.pdf

Solo gestori di archivio

Versione: publisher's version - versione editoriale
Licenza: Licenza default Aisberg
Dimensione del file 618.26 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
618.26 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Aisberg ©2008 Servizi bibliotecari, Università degli studi di Bergamo | Terms of use/Condizioni di utilizzo

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/10446/232409
Citazioni
  • Scopus 0
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 0
social impact