shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Jan 21st - Relational Challenges in Complex Trauma: A Collaborative Model for Effective Therapy [Leading Edge Seminars]
Jan 23rd - Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids and Their Parents [Leading Edge Seminars]
Jan 25th - Winnicott in the Clinic - CAPCT Extension Program Winter 2021 [Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists CAPCT)]
Feb 3rd - Its a Beautiful Day in the Playborhood [Core Wellness]
Feb 9th - Interrupting the Vicious Cycle of Toxic Stories in Addictions and Trauma Treatment [Leading Edge Seminars]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Due to Covid-19, we are now open only for deliveries and pickups. Still free shipping across Canada for orders over $50. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Forgetting: The Mind's Survival Mechanism
Draaisma, Douwe
Yale University Press / Hardcover / 2015-04-01 / 030020728X
Memory
price: $33.00 (may be subject to change)
256 pages
Not in Stock, but usually ships within 2-3 weeks

In his highly praised book The Nostalgia Factory, renowned memory scholar Douwe Draaisma explored the puzzling logic of memory in later life with humor and deep insight. In this compelling new book he turns to the “miracle” of forgetting. Far from being a defect that may indicate Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, Draaisma claims, forgetting is one of memory’s crucial capacities. In fact, forgetting is essential.

Weaving together an engaging array of literary, historical, and scientific sources, the author considers forgetting from every angle. He pierces false clichés and asks important questions: Is a forgotten memory lost forever? What makes a colleague remember an idea but forget that it was yours? Draaisma explores “first memories” of young children, how experiences are translated into memory, the controversies over repression and “recovered” memories, and weird examples of memory dysfunction. He movingly examines the impact on personal memories when a hidden truth comes to light. In a persuasive conclusion the author advocates the undervalued practice of “the art of forgetting”—a set of techniques that assist in erasing memories, thereby preserving valuable relationships and encouraging personal contentment.

Douwe Draaisma is professor of the history of psychology at the University of Groningen and author of several best-selling books on topics relating to memory. He lives in Groningen, Netherlands.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / 12-5 Sun (EST)

search
Click here to read previous issues.
authors
Draaisma, Douwe
other lists
Memory
University Presses
Yale University Press