The module will provide students with
•An understanding of the basic conceptual and theoretical aspects of memory theories
and memory disorders.
•Understanding of the variety of theories and research methods used to examine the
disorders of memory
•Ability to critically evaluate the research and theories on memory disorders
Course Content (Syllabus)
This module provides a review of the main disorders of memory that lead to failure of memory processes. The approach is cognitive experimental, with an emphasis on the theoretical analysis of the disorders. The aim of the module is to expand students understanding of the main function of memory. Topics that covered are: Memory system. Amnesia. Post traumatic amnesia. Psychogenetic amnesia. Developmental amnesia. Childhood amnesia. Alzheimer’s disease and memory. Memory
and dementia. Memory disorders and other cognitive impairments. Estimating memory function.
Additional bibliography for study
Baddeley A., Kopelman, M.D., & Wilson, M. (1997). The Handbook of Memory Disorders, (2nd Edition). John Wiley.
Campell R. & Conway, M. (1995.) Broken Memories: Case Studies in Memory Impairment. Blackwell.
Schacter D. (2002). The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers. Houghton Mifflin
Alloway, T. & Gathercole S. (2006). Working Memory and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Psychology Press.