Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
A Special Issue "Culture and Memory" of Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
Human memory entails an active transaction between the mind and the reality that takes place in the larger cultural context. There has been an increasing awareness among memory researchers of the critical role of culture in shaping mnemonic processes and consequences. This special issue ofJournal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognitionbrings together the scholarship that makes theory-driven, novel, and rigorous contributions to our understanding of the workings and functions of human memory as a product of cultural construction. Articles in this special issue are expected to be empirical studies from diverse areas of psychology (e.g., cognitive, developmental, social, and clinical psychology) as well as other social science disciplines. Studies that go beyond mere group comparisons to examine the mechanisms via which culture influences memory as well as those that investigate the effect of culture from multiple (e.g., individual, dyadic, group) levels of analysis are particularly welcome. In keeping with the journal’s aims, all articles must have real-world relevance.