Writing with authority and an anecdotal flair, Baddeley shares the intricacies of the human memory system while explaining how it is studied. Following descriptions of how memory works, he delves into practical questions such as witness testimony, amnesia, Alzheimer's disease, and language development. This revised edition of a 1982 book incorporates many of the newest studies that have been undertaken regarding long- and short-term memory, aging and memory loss, and repression. Throughout, Baddeley provides quizzes and lists to involve the reader and further elucidate his explanations. Denise Perry Donavin
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Find a good memory book: I recommend 'Your Memory: A User's Guide,' by Alan Baddeley. (Marilyn Linton Toronto Sun
Completely updated edition... a comprehensive account of what memory is, how it works, and how to make it more reliable... hundreds of color photographs and charts add to the book's appeal and ease of use. (Science News
Beautifully illustrated... educational and entertaining... Baddeley writes in a clear, engaging prose style that draws the reader irresistibly into his world of psychological research. (Randal J. Urssac Science Books and Films
Chosen as one of the "Best Books for Junior High and Young Adult 2005" by Science Books and Films. (Science Books and Films