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Department of Cognitive Science

Cogntive Science Alumni

Charlie Stone

Charlie Stone

Thesis Details

From autobiographical memory to collective memory: An interdisciplinary study of individual and group cognition.

The term "collective memory" is vague at best. From sociology to psychology, researchers have defined and studied "collective memories" in various ways, much to the chagrin of other disciplines. By my research, I hope to begin integrating these concepts and clear up various misunderstandings between fields.Though my research is from a psychological perspective, I incorporate themes from numerous disciplines to guide and extend my research (e.g., philosophy, sociology and history). By utilizing this eclectic mix of ideas, I hope to attain a better, holistic understanding of the boundary (if one exists) between individual and collective memories. In turn, I hope to explicate what we truly mean by autobiographical memory and when/how collective memories form. Currently, I am investigating the role silences in the course of a conversation play in shaping both autobiographical and collective memories.

  • Type: PhD
  • Scholarship : MQRES
  • Supervisors : Associate Professor Amanda Barnier and Professor John Sutton

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