Basic and Applied Memory Research: Empirical, Theoretical, and Metatheoretical Issues
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The first two chapters in this volume offer very interesting and in-depth analyses of the relation between basic and applied memory research. In this chapter we add to this discussion, but before doing so we draw an analogy between the views of Intons-Peterson (chapter 1) and Herrmann and Raybeck (chapter 2) and a classic study in social psychology (Hastorf & Cantril, 1954). Hastorf and Cantril’s study has important implications for our discussion of empirical, theoretical, and metatheoretical issues concerning basic and applied memory research. ...