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APA Convention

2014 APA Convention
August 7–10, 2014 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer

Memory: From the Laboratory
to Everyday Life

One goal of memory research is to develop useful applications of basic research to everyday life. This talk will consider two recent lines of work that illustrate some of the prospects for accomplishing this goal: interpolated quizzing to enhance learning in educational settings, and specificity training to enhance memory and associated functions in individuals who have difficulties remembering details of their past experiences.

Daniel L. Schacter, PhD
Harvard University (MA)

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Daniel L. Schacter is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. Schacter received his PhD in 1981 at the University of Toronto and served on the faculty there until moving to the University of Arizona in 1987. In 1991, he joined the faculty at Harvard University and served as chair of the Psychology Department from 1995–2005. Schacter’s research explores the relation between conscious and unconscious forms of memory, the nature of errors in remembering, how we use memory to imagine future events, as well as methods for enhancing learning. Schacter and his collaborators have published over 350 articles on these and related topics. Many of his ideas are summarized in his 1996 book, Searching for Memory, and his 2001 book, The Seven Sins of Memory, both named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times and both winners of the American Psychological Association’s William James Book Award. He has also received a number of other awards including the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences, the Harvard-Radcliffe Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, and the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the American Psychological Association. Schacter has been elected to both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.




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