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Context Is Everything: The Nature of Memory

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What are the defining characteristics of memory? What determines what is remembered and how much it is emphasized? In Context Is Everything, Susan Engel explores how the place, company, purpose, and situation--the context of the recollection--profoundly affects the essence and experience of a memory.

Beginning with memory's most intimate setting--an exchange between a moth
Paperback, 188 pages
Published April 15th 2000 by W. H. Freeman (first published March 1999)
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Thomas Tobin
Good foundational content to support the more popular-audience title "Moonwalking with Einstein." Strong psychoanalytic and family-therapy bent, but written in an engaging style. Page 91: "No one sinply said, 'In that situation, at that time, I was a terrible person who did terrible things and so that is a prt of who I am.' Few people simply live with the feeling of dissonance, and memory provides us with an extraordinarily creative and potent tool for reducing dissonance about ourselves."
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