Self, memory, and the self-reference effect: an examination of conceptual and methodological issues.

@article{Klein2012SelfMA,
  title={Self, memory, and the self-reference effect: an examination of conceptual and methodological issues.},
  author={Stanley B. Klein},
  journal={Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={283-300}
}
The author argues that the self is a multifaceted entity that does not easily submit to clear and precise description. The aspect of self studied by most investigators is actually a subset of the cognitive and neural underpinnings of "self" and not the "self" of first-person subjectivity. The author then looks at the dominant theoretical treatment of human long-term memory-the systems approach-and examines how the construct of "self" is situated in this framework. Finally, he reviews the best… CONTINUE READING
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