Thursday, September 8, 2011

Memories of 911

As the anniversary of 9-11 approaches, an article in Scientific American looks at the accuracy of our memories for this tragic day. Psychologists have talked about "flashbulb memories" and many believe that they are accurate representations of our memories for emotional events. This article is an interview with Elizabeth A Phelps, who is the lead investigator of a study looking into the accuracy of 9-11 memories.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=911-memory-accuracy&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_MB_20110907

Kristin H. Whitlock

1 comment:

mvita said...

Thanks for posting this and all the ideas teachers shared on the AP discussion board.

I had students pick an article from the suggestion made here (and the electronic discussion). Here's a link to what students examined -
http://vitaappsych.wikispaces.com/WIKI+2

And here is one student's thoughts...interesting! Thanks again.
http://vitaappsych.wikispaces.com/message/view/WIKI+2/42391476