Prospective Memory

Remembering to Remember, Remembering to Forget

  • Anna-Lisa Cohen
  • Jason L. Hicks

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Cognition book sub series (BRIEFSCOGNIT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anna-Lisa Cohen, Jason L. Hicks
    Pages 1-19
  3. Anna-Lisa Cohen, Jason L. Hicks
    Pages 21-39
  4. Anna-Lisa Cohen, Jason L. Hicks
    Pages 41-60
  5. Anna-Lisa Cohen, Jason L. Hicks
    Pages 61-79
  6. Anna-Lisa Cohen, Jason L. Hicks
    Pages 81-97
  7. Anna-Lisa Cohen, Jason L. Hicks
    Pages 99-101
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 103-106

About this book


This Brief offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the current developments in the field of prospective memory, or memory for delayed intentions. It explores several key areas in prospective memory research, including computational modeling, neuroscience and prospective memory, output monitoring, and implementation intentions. It seeks to increase understanding of prospective memory as well as offer the latest and most compelling findings in the field.  

Prospective memory, or the act of remembering to carry out a previously formed intention, requires the processes of encoding, storage, and delayed retrieval of intended actions. Chapters in this Brief discuss the implementation and execution of intended actions, as well as the conditions in which they can fail. In addition, chapters also include reviews of the current state of the neuroscience of prospective memory as well as developments in statistical modeling. Laboratory research in the field of prospective memory began in the late 1980s and since then, the number of studies has increased exponentially. This Brief provides timely and relevant information in a field that is ever expanding and growing. 

This Brief is an informative resource for researchers and undergraduate and graduate students in the field of psychology, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience.


Prospective Memory Delayed Actions Delayed Intentions Future Oriented Intentions Neuroscience Computational Modelling Implementation Intentions False Memory Commission Errors Output Monitoring

Authors and affiliations

  • Anna-Lisa Cohen
    • 1
  • Jason L. Hicks
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyYeshiva UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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