David C. Rubin, Juanita M. Kreps Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
- Contact Info:
Teaching (Spring 2017):
- Psy 450s.01, Trauma and memory
- Soc/psych 237, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
- Psy 451s.01, Autobiographical memory
- Soc/psych 237, W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
|Special Student||Massachusetts Inst. of Technology||1969|
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
- Research Interests: http://psychandneuro.duke.edu/research/labs/rubinlab
Please refer to the Rubin Lab website
Click here for .pdf links to my publications
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.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Postdocs Mentored
- Christin Ogle (2010 - present)
- Andrew Butler (2012 - present)
- Representative Publications
- Rubin, DC (1995).
Memory in Oral Traditions The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-out Rhymes.. 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.) [abs]
Remembering Our Past Studies in Autobiographical Memory.. Cambridge University Press.
(Paperback edition.) [abs]
Cognitive Methods and Their Application to Clinical Research.. American Psychological Association Press.
(Amy Wenzel did her honors thesis with me.
She is now a clinical psychologist and
- Rubin, DC; Berntsen, D; Bohni, MK (2008).
A memory-based model of posttraumatic stress disorder: evaluating basic assumptions underlying the PTSD diagnosis.. Psychological Review, 115(4), 985-1011. , [doi] [abs]
- Rubin, DC; Boals, A; Berntsen, D (2008).
Memory in posttraumatic stress disorder: properties of voluntary and involuntary, traumatic and nontraumatic autobiographical memories in people with and without posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137(4), 591-614. , [doi] [abs]
- Rubin, DC (2006).
The Basic-Systems Model of Episodic Memory. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 1(4), 277-311. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
- Daselaar, SM; Rice, HJ; Greenberg, DL; Cabeza, R; LaBar, KS; Rubin, DC (2008).
The spatiotemporal dynamics of autobiographical memory: neural correlates of recall, emotional intensity, and reliving.. Cerebral Cortex, 18(1), 217-229. , [doi] [abs]
- Berntsen, D; Rubin, DC (2006).
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, 44(2), 219-231. [repository], [doi] [abs]
- Talarico, JM; Rubin, DC (2003). Confidence, not consistency, characterizes flashbulb memories.. Psychological Science, 14(5), 455-461.  [abs]
- Rubin, DC; Greenberg, DL (1998).
Visual memory-deficit amnesia: a distinct amnesic presentation and etiology.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 95(9), 5413-5416.  [abs]
- Skotko, BG; Rubin, DC; Tupler, LA (2008).
H.M.'s personal crossword puzzles: understanding memory and language.. Memory, 16(2), 89-96. , [doi] [abs]