Research Interests for David C Rubin
Research Interests: http://psychandneuro.duke.edu/research/labs/rubinlab
Please refer to the Rubin Lab website
My main research interest has been in long-term memory, especially for complex (or "real-world") stimuli. This work includes the study of autobiographical memory and oral traditions, as well as prose. I have also studied memory as it is more commonly done in experimental psychology laboratories using lists. In addition to this purely behavioral research, which I plan to continue, I work on memory in clinical populations with the aid of a National Institute of Mental Health grant to study PTSD and on the underlying neural basis of memory the aid of a National Institute of Aging grant to study autobiographical memory using fMRI.
- Representative Publications
- D.C. Rubin, Memory in oral traditions: The cognitive psychology of epic, ballads, and counting-out rhymes
(1995), New York; Oxford University Press (Awarded the American Association of
Publishers' Best New Professional/Scholarly
Book in Psychology for 1995 and William
James Award from American Psychological
Association. Paperback edition, 1997.)
- Remembering our past: Studies in autobiographical memory, edited by Rubin, D.C.
(1996), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Paperback edition.)
- Cognitive Methods and their Application to Clinical Research, edited by Wenzel, A. & Rubin, D.C.
(2005), Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press (Amy Wenzel did her honors thesis with me.
She is now a clinical psychologist and
- Rubin, D.C. & Berntsen, D., & Bohni, M.K., A memory-based model of posttraumatic stress disorder: Evaluating basic assumptions underlying the PTSD diagnosis,
Psychological Review no. 115
- D.C. Rubin, Boals, A., & Berntsen, D., Memory in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Properties of voluntary and involuntary, traumatic and non-traumatic autobiographical memories in people with and without PTSD symptoms,
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General no. 137
- Rubin, D. C., The Basic-Systems Model of Episodic Memory,
Perspectives on Psychological Science, vol. 1
- Daselaar, S.M., Rice, H.J., Greenberg, D.L., Cabeza, R., LaBar, K.S., & Rubin, D.C., The spatiotemporal dynamics of autobiographical memory: Neural correlates of recall, emotional intensity, and reliving,
Cerebral Cortex no. 18
- Berntsen, D., & Rubin, D.C., The centrality of event scale: A measure of integrating a trauma into one’s identity and its relation to post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms,
Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 44
- Talarico, J.M. & Rubin, D.C., Confidence, not Consistency, Characterizes Flashbulb Memories,
Psychological Science, vol. 14
- Rubin, D.C. & Greenberg, D.L., Visual memory deficit amnesia: A distinct amnesic presentation and etiology,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 95
- Skotko, B.G., Rubin, D.C., & Tupler, L.A., H.M.’s Personal Crossword Puzzles: Understanding Memory and Language,
Memory, vol. 16