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Evolutionary and Adaptive Significance of the Genesis and Early Development of Memory

Mark L. Howe

in The Nature of Early Memory: An Adaptive Theory of the Genesis and Development of Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195381412
eISBN:
9780199893867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381412.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter outlines a new and different perspective on the genesis and early development of memory, and argues specifically that both the semantic and episodic components of autobiographical memory ... More


Adaptive Memory: Survival Processing, Ancestral Relevance, and the Role of Elaboration

Mark L. Howe and Mary H. Derbish

in What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Recent research has shown that when lists of words are processed for their relevance to a survival scenario (e.g., stranded in the grasslands of a foreign land), true memory performance is higher ... More


The Development of Adaptive Memory

Patrick Douglas Sellers and David F. Bjorklund

in What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

To consider children’s developing abilities as evolutionarily relevant behaviors, we must view the process of development not simply as a means to an end. Rather, development and children’s ... More


Memory Errors in Adaptive Recollections

Henry Otgaar, Mark L. Howe, Tom Smeets, Linsey Raymaekers, and Johan van Beers

in What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The authors’ study is the first to reveal that survival-related information amplifies the susceptibility to suggestion-based false memories in both children and adults. So, although evidence is ... More


What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Bennett L. Schwartz, Mark L. Howe, Michael P. Toglia, and Henry Otgaar (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Human memory, like other biological systems, has been subject to natural selection over the course of evolution. However, cognitive systems do not fossilize, which means that current researchers must ... More


Proximate Cognitive Mechanisms Underlying the Survival Processing Effect

Edgar Erdfelder and Meike Kroneisen

in What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The authors conclude that four well-established domain-general mechanisms of human memory—memorial benefits caused by (1) arousal, (2) item congruity, (3) richness of encoding, and (4) the ... More


Adaptive Memory: Controversies and Future Directions

James S. Nairne

in What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Although a structural stance can produce significant advances in our understanding of cognitive systems, functionless tinkering often leads to directionless research or to theoretical frameworks ... More


Cognitive and Social Factors in the Study of Survival Memory

Michael P. Toglia, Aaron D. Leedy, Adam M. Wilde, Catherine M. Baker, and Eileen M. Dacey

in What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Because semantic and/or elaborative encoding is often theorized to drive the illusory memory effect (DRM), if survival processing is a super-level semantic task as suggested by the survival ... More


The Adaptive Value of Survival Processing in Childhood Trauma Victims

Linsey Raymaekers, Henry Otgaar, Maarten J. V. Peters, and Tom Smeets

in What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Past research showed the robust effect of survival processing in several undergraduate samples. Recently, this effect was also demonstrated in children (Aslan & Bäuml, 2012; Otgaar & Smeets, 2010). ... More


What Is Adaptive Memory?

Henry Otgaar, Mark L. Howe, Bennett L. Schwartz, and Michael P. Toglia

in What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Memory allows us to think back about past episodes, such as witnessing a crime, but also to mentally plan prospective contingencies that can aid us in our future plans, such as avoiding the location ... More


On the Domain-Specificity of Survival Processing Advantages in Memory

Nicholas C. Soderstrom and Anne M. Cleary

in What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Exploring why our memory systems evolved into their current states is arguably just as important as understanding how these memory systems function. The recently introduced survival processing ... More


Survival Processing Does Not Improve Paired-Associate Learning

Bennett L. Schwartz and Brock R. Brothers

in What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Evaluating words for survival relevance leads to better free recall than many common encoding strategies (Nairne & Pandeirada, 2011). We addressed if survival processing advantages would generalize ... More


Living, Dying, and Remembering: The Encoding Processes Involved in Survival Processing

Daniel J. Burns and Joshua Hart

in What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The authors argue that the proximate mechanism responsible for the survival processing retention advantage may be differential processing of item-specific and relational processing. Whereas most ... More


Perceptual Versus Conceptual Memory Processes in a Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)

Jennifer Vonk and Kelly W. Mosteller

in What Is Adaptive about Adaptive Memory?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928057
eISBN:
9780199369744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928057.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

In the Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) paradigm humans mistakenly remember words that were not on a list of studied items. If nonhumans show similar memory “confusions” it might suggest that they also ... More


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