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Research Interests for David C. Rubin

Research Interests:

Please refer to the Rubin Lab website

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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.

Acoustic Stimulation, Adaptation, Psychological, Adolescent, Adult, Affect, Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aging, Aircraft, Amnesia, Amnesia, Anterograde, Amygdala, Analysis of Variance, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, Arousal, Association Learning, Attention, Attitude, Auditory Perception, Autobiographical memory, Autobiography as Topic, Basketball, Behavior, Addictive, Brain, Brain Injury, Chronic, Brain Mapping, Case-Control Studies, Cerebral Cortex, Cerebral Infarction, Child, Child Abuse, Child Abuse, Sexual, Child, Preschool, Cognition, Comprehension, Concept Formation, Conditioning, Classical, Craniocerebral Trauma, Cross-Cultural Comparison, Cues, Culture, Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Denial (Psychology), Denmark, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Dopamine, Drinking, Emotions, Encephalitis, Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe, Episodic memory, Factor Analysis, Statistical, Feeding Behavior, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Forecasting, Form Perception, Functional Laterality, Functional Neuroimaging, Geriatric Assessment, Gyrus Cinguli, Hippocampus, Humans, Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Imagination, Individual differences, Individuality, Infant, Infant Behavior, Interpersonal Relations, Interview, Psychological, Japan, Judgment, Language, Learning, Life Change Events, Limbic System, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Memory, Memory Disorders, Memory, Episodic, Mental Recall, Middle Aged, Models, Psychological, Narration, Neocortex, Neural Pathways, Neuropsychological Tests, Neuropsychology, Neurosciences, New York City, Odors, Oxygen, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Perception, Personality, Personality Inventory, Phonetics, Photic Stimulation, Photography, Prefrontal Cortex, Problem Solving, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Psycholinguistics, Psychological Tests, Psychometrics, Psychotherapy, Questionnaires, Reaction Time, Reading, Reality Testing, Recognition (Psychology), Reference Values, Regression Analysis, Repression, Psychology, Reproducibility of Results, Retention (Psychology), Retrospective Studies, Reward, Risk Factors, Self Concept, Semantics, Sense of Coherence, Serial Learning, Set (Psychology), Severity of Illness Index, Sex Factors, Single-Blind Method, Smoking, Soccer, Space Perception, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic, Students, Suggestion, Sweden, Temporal Lobe, Terrorism, Time Factors, Time Perception, Tobacco Use Disorder, Trauma Severity Indices, Treatment Outcome, Turkey, United States, Verbal Behavior, Verbal Learning, Vision Disorders, Visual Perception, Vocabulary, Word Association Tests, Wounds and Injuries, Writing, Young Adult
Representative Publications   (search)
  1. Rubin, DC, Memory in Oral Traditions: The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-out Rhymes (1995), pp. 385 pages, 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].
  2. Remembering Our Past: Studies in Autobiographical Memory, edited by Rubin, DC (1996), pp. 448 pages, Cambridge University Press (Paperback edition.) [abs].
  3. Cognitive Methods and Their Application to Clinical Research, edited by Wenzel, A; Rubin, DC (2005), pp. 289 pages, American Psychological Association Press (Amy Wenzel did her honors thesis with me. She is now a clinical psychologist and assistant professor.).
  4. Rubin, DC; Berntsen, D; Bohni, MK, A memory-based model of posttraumatic stress disorder: evaluating basic assumptions underlying the PTSD diagnosis., vol. 115 no. 4 (October, 2008), pp. 985-1011, American Psychological Association (APA) [18954211], [doi[abs].
  5. Rubin, DC; Boals, A; Berntsen, D, Memory in posttraumatic stress disorder: properties of voluntary and involuntary, traumatic and nontraumatic autobiographical memories in people with and without posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms., vol. 137 no. 4 (November, 2008), pp. 591-614, American Psychological Association (APA) [18999355], [doi[abs].
  6. Rubin, DC, The Basic-Systems Model of Episodic Memory., vol. 1 no. 4 (December, 2006), pp. 277-311, SAGE Publications [Gateway.cgi], [doi[abs].
  7. Daselaar, SM; Rice, HJ; Greenberg, DL; Cabeza, R; LaBar, KS; Rubin, DC, The spatiotemporal dynamics of autobiographical memory: neural correlates of recall, emotional intensity, and reliving., vol. 18 no. 1 (January, 2008), pp. 217-229, Oxford University Press (OUP) [17548799], [doi[abs].
  8. Berntsen, D; Rubin, DC, The centrality of event scale: a measure of integrating a trauma into one's identity and its relation to post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms., vol. 44 no. 2 (February, 2006), pp. 219-231, Elsevier BV [repository], [doi[abs].
  9. Talarico, JM; Rubin, DC, Confidence, not consistency, characterizes flashbulb memories., vol. 14 no. 5 (September, 2003), pp. 455-461, SAGE Publications [12930476], [doi[abs].
  10. Rubin, DC; Greenberg, DL, Visual memory-deficit amnesia: a distinct amnesic presentation and etiology., vol. 95 no. 9 (April, 1998), pp. 5413-5416, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [9560290], [doi[abs].
  11. Skotko, BG; Rubin, DC; Tupler, LA, H.M.'s personal crossword puzzles: understanding memory and language., Memory (Hove, England), vol. 16 no. 2 (February, 2008), pp. 89-96 [18286414], [doi[abs].

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