List of contributors; Preface; Part I. Overview: 1. Introduction David C. Rubin; Part II. Historical, Theoretical, and Methodological Contexts for the Study of Autobiographical Memory: 2. Autobiographical memory: a historical prologue John A. Robinson; 3. What is autobiographical memory? William F. Brewer; 4. Ways of searching and the contents of memory Marigold Linton; Part III. The General Organization of Autobiographical Memory: 5. Nested structure in autobiographical memory Ulric Neisser; 6. Schematization of autobiographical memory Craig R. Barclay; 7. Strategic memory search processes Brian J. Reiser, John B. Black and Peter Kalamarides; 8. Autobiographical memory: a developmental perspective Joseph M. Fitzgerald; Part IV. The Temporal Organization of Autobiographical Memory: 9. Public memories and their personal context Norman R. Brown, Steven K. Shevell and Lance J. Rips; 10. Temporal references systems and autobiographical memory John A. Robinson; Part V. Temporal Distributions of Autobiographical Memories: 11. Childhood amnesia: an empirical demonstration Scott E. Wetzler and John A. Sweeney; 12. Autobiographical memory across the lifespan David C. Rubin, Scott E. Wetzler and Robert D. Nebes; Part VI. Failures of Autobiographical Memory: 13. Amnesia, autobiographical memory, and confabulation Alan Baddeley and Barbara Wilson; 14. A case study of the forgetting of autobiographical knowledge: implications for the study of retrograde amnesia Nelson Butters and Laird S. Cermak; 15. Loss and recovery of autobiographical memory after head injury Herbert F. Crovitz; Author index; Subject index.
'The publication of this excellent collection represents an important occasion in the development of a science of memory ... The book is well organized ... it now seems clear that a proper theory of memory has to be able to encompass remembering events that happen outside the laboratory as well as those that occur inside the laboratory.' Eugene Winograd, Contemporary Psychology ' ... this is an important book that helps advanced students define a vibrant new approach to memory research.' Choice