Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Clinical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory

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Autobiographical memory plays a key role in psychological well-being,
and the field has been investigated from multiple perspectives for more
than thirty years. One large body of research has examined the basic
mechanisms and characteristics of autobiographical memory during general
cognition, and another body has studied what happens to it during
psychological disorders, and how psychological therapies targeting
memory disturbances can improve psychological well-being. This edited
collection reviews and integrates current theories on autobiographical
memory when viewed in a clinical perspective. It presents an overview
of basic applied and clinical approaches to autobiographical memory,
covering memory specificity, traumatic memories, involuntary and intrusive
memories, and the role of self-identity. The book discusses a wide
range of psychological disorders, including depression, posttraumatic
stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, and autism, and how
they affect autobiographical memory. It will be of interest to students of
psychology, clinicians, and therapists alike
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationCambridge, UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages387
ISBN (Print)978-1-107-03987-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Research areas

  • Autobiographical Memory, Clinical Psychology, Psychopathology

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