Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Study of Memory

  • George R. Goethals
  • Paul R. Solomon


Why choose nlemory as the subject of the first G. Stanley Hall Symposium? It strikes us as the obvious choice for several reasons. First, no other phenomenon is as central to human existence and human experience. Not surprisingly, memory occupies a central place in both basic and applied studies of human functioning. Second, it is a topic that figures prominently in each of the subfields of psychology represented at this conference: neuroscience, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and social psychology. As such, it is a phenomenon that is highly amenable to interdisciplinary study within the broad field of psychology. In addition, attempting to synthesize the various strands of memory research at the end of the 1980s is timely. The 1880s have been called the “golden decade of memory research” (Squire, 1987). We might argue that the 1980s have also been a golden decade for work on memory. A tremendous amount has been done in a variety of areas. This volume gives us the special opportunity to consider the relationships between some of these lines of research.


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