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The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date May 7, 2002
Pages 272
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618219193
ISBN-10 0618219196
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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Summary
Examines what the author terms 'common memory vices,' including absent-mindedness, transcience, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence, applying experimental evidence to discuss such high-visibility cases as the O.J. Simpson trial and President Clinton's grand jury testimony. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

A groundbreaking work by one of the world's foremost psychologists that 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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780618040193
 
from Houghton Mifflin (May 1, 2001)
9780618040193 | details & prices | 272 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $25.00
About: A respected expert on memory describes how the brain stores and recalls information as he describes seven key problems with memory--transience, absent-mindedness, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Mariner Books (May 7, 2002)
9780618219193 | details & prices | 272 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.95
About: A respected expert on memory describes how the brain stores and recalls information as he describes seven key problems with memory--transience, absent-mindedness, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence.
Miscellaneous
from Houghton Mifflin (May 7, 2002); titled "Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers"
9780547347455 | details & prices | List price $14.95

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