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Functional memory versus reproductive memory

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 March 1997

Norman H. Anderson
Affiliation:
Psychology Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0109 nanderson@ucsd.edu

Abstract

A functional theory of memory has already been developed as part of a general functional theory of cognition. The traditional conception of memory as “reproductive” touches on only a minor function. The primary function of memory is in constructing values for goal-directedness of everyday thought and action. This functional approach to memory rests on a solid empirical foundation.

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© 1997 Cambridge University Press

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