University of California, Berkeley

Department of Psychology


Psychology 210D

Proseminar: Learning and Memory


Fall 2004


Readings for John F. Kihlstrom



Kihlstrom, J.F., & Park, L. (2002). Cognitive psychology: Overview. In V.S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, Vol. 1 (pp. 839-853). San Diego, Ca.: Academic.


November 21: Human Memory: Implicit Memory and Implicit Learning

Schacter, D.L. (1987). Implicit memory: History and current status. Journal of experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 13, 501-518.

Kelley, C.M., & Lindsay, D.S. (1996). Conscious and unconscious forms of memory. In E.L. Bjork & R.A. Bjork (Eds.), Memory [a volume in the Handbook of Perception & Cognition, 2nd Ed., ed. by E.c. Carterette & M.P. Friedman] (pp. 31-63). San Diego, Ca.: Academic.

Seger, C.A. (1994). Implicit learning. Psychological Bulletin, 115, 163-196.

Kihlstrom, J.F., Dorfman, J., & Park, L.  (2005). Implicit and explicit memory and learning.  In M. Velmans & S. Schneider (Eds.), a Companion to Consciousness (in press). Oxford: Blackwell.


December 28: Human Memory: Retrieval & Reconstruction

Bartlett, F.C.  (1932).  Remembering: A study in experimental and social psychology. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.  Chapters 1 ("Experiment in Psychology"), 10 ("A Theory of Remembering"), 18 ("The Basis of Social Recall"), and 19 ("A Summary and Some Conclusions").

Roediger, H.L. (1996). Memory illusions. Journal of Memory & Language, 35, 76-100.

Schacter, D. L. (1999). The seven sins of memory: Insights from psychology and cognitive neuroscience. American Pychologist, 54, 182-203.

Kihlstrom, J.F., & Dorfman, J. (2002, October). Priming, familiarity, and recognition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Memory Disorders Research Society, San Francisco.  Available at



December 5: Personal and Social Memory

Neisser, U. (1978). Memory: What are the important questions? In M. M. Gruneberg, P. E. Morris & R. N. Sykes (Eds.), Practical aspects of memory (pp. 3-24). London: Academic Press.

Banaji, M. R., & Crowder, R. G. (1989). The bankruptcy of everyday memory. American Psychologist, 44, 1185-1193.

Conway, M.A. (1996). Autobiographical memory. In E.L. Bjork & R.A. Bjork (Eds.), Memory [a volume in the Handbook of Perception & Cognition, 2nd Ed.], (pp. 165-194). San Diego, Ca.: Academic.

Kihlstrom, J.F.  (2006). Trauma and memory revisited.  In B. Uttl, N. Ohta, & A.L. Siegenthaler (Eds.), Memory and emotions: Interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 259-291).  New York: Blackwell.

Kihlstrom, J.F. (2002). Memory, autobiography, history. Proteus: A Journal of Ideas, 19(2), 1-6 [special issue on memory].

Zerubavel, E. (1997). Social memories. Chapter 6 in Social mindscapes: An invitation to cognitive sociology ((pp. 81-99). Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Press.

President's Council on Bioethics (2003-2004).  Papers on "Memory Boosting, Memory Suppression".   (Note: This material is also available on the Internet at

"Remembering and Forgetting: Physiological and Pharmacological Aspects" (J.L. McGaugh)

"Remembering and Forgetting: Psychological Aspects" (D.L. Schacter

"Beyond Therapy: Better Memories" (Discussion of Meilaender and Staff Papers)

"Why Remember?" (G. Meilaender)

"'Better' Memories? The Promise and Perils of Pharmacological Interventions" (Staff)

"Remembering and Forgetting" (Staff)