External Seminar: The Psychology of Being Forgotten

Tuesday 19 June 2018, 4.00PM5.00pm

Speaker(s): Dr Devin Ray - University of Aberdeen

Abstract
The experience of being forgotten is impactful and, perhaps, universal. Yet modern science possesses no explanatory framework with which to understand this experience. In this talk, I will answer three questions about the experience of being forgotten using a combination of daily experience sampling and laboratory experimentation: (1) What does the experience of being forgotten look and feel like in daily life? (2) How does being forgotten affect social interaction and interpersonal relationships? (3) How might we leverage evidence of memory to make communication more effective?

Location: PS/B020