Collective Memory, Psychology of

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Collective memory has been the subject of productive interactions within the social sciences ever since its initial conceptualization. Employing a social interactionist framework in which large-scale phenomena are empirically investigated as interactions between cognition and social dynamics, the article presents psychology's contribution to understanding the formation and the dynamics of collective memories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


  • Agent-based simulations
  • Audience tuning
  • Collaborative remembering
  • Collective memory
  • Distributed cognition
  • Methodological individualism
  • Shared attention
  • Shared reality
  • Social network analysis
  • Social-interactionism
  • Socially shared retrieval-induced forgetting


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