Memory and the Self

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Psychology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Memory and the Self

Spring 2023

Taught By: Lorraine Afflitto

Section: A

CRN: 6956

Credits: 4

In many ways, memory and identity are interwoven. Our experiences and thoughts - stored in memory - make us who we are. Yet much of our recalled experience is forgotten or distorted over time, leading to a pattern of memory reconstruction in the current context. This class will review concepts of the self through the lens of autobiographical memory. We will discuss the formation and characteristics of autobiographical memories, memory across the lifespan and its links to identity, the role of forgetting and memory distortion in self-construal, adaptive and future-oriented functions of episodic memory, the social aspects of autobiographical memory, and collective identity. These topics will be approached through a combination of lectures and student-led discussions. Prerequisite: One Lang fundamentals course, or ULEC Introduction to Psychology with a grade of "C" or higher.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Psychology (LPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 37

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:14pm 8/16/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023