Perspective, meaning, and remembering

  title={Perspective, meaning, and remembering},
  author={John Alan Robinson},
Historical truth does not founder chiefly on the unreliability of memory or the arbitrariness of an interpreter's reconstructive attempts, but on the reflective mutability of meanings themselves. Rosenwald and Ochberg (1992) An essential premise of cognitive psychology is that people selectively process the information available to them in their world. Attention is limited and tends to be guided by goals, expectancies, or prior knowledge. Because we categorize situations and events according to… Expand
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