Organisation and Memory (PLE: Memory)
A Review and a Project in Subnormality
Psychology Press – 2014 – 118 pages
Originally published in 1973, this volume looks at the organisation of memory data in, what at the time was termed, ‘mental handicap’. The first part surveys recent work in this important area, giving a general account of experiments and findings. The second part reports a particular piece of research on memory in people with learning difficulties, then called ‘subnormal individuals’.
Very much of its time, in terms of the terminology, this was an important book for anyone concerned with people with intellectual disabilities and for experimental psychologists involved with the processes of memory.
Preface. Editorial Foreword. Part 1: Organisation and Memory in the Normal 1. The Process Model of Memory 2. Organisation 3. Organisation and Amount Recalled 4. The Development of Organised Memory Part 2: Organisation and Memory in the Subnormal 5. Previous Research 6. Introduction to the Project 7. Preliminary Studies 8. Category Cues 9. Other Experimental Interventions 10. Subject Variables and Strategy Learning 11. Conclusions. Author Index. Subject Index.