Collaborative Remembering and Collective Memory

Social Memory & Cognition Lab  Ι  Department of Psychology

  • The process of collaborative memory
  • Emergence of collective memory
  • Propagation of emotional memory
  • Collaboration and aging
  • Collaboration and education
  • Propagation of accurate and erroneous memories
  • Culture and Memory

Representative Publications:

Choi, H.-Y.*, Kensinger, E.A., & Rajaram, S. (in press). Mnemonic transmission, social contagion, and emergence of collective memory: Influence of emotional valence, group structure, and information distribution.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Rajaram S., & Maswood R.* (in press). Collaborative Memory: A Selective Review of Data and Theory. In: John H. Byrne (ed.) Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference (2nd edition). Oxford: Academic Press. 

Rajaram, S. (in press). Collaborative inhibition in group recall: Cognitive principles and implications. Chapter in M. Meade, A. Barnier, P. Van Bergen, C. Harris, & J. Sutton (Eds.), Collaborative Remembering: How Remembering with Others Influences Memory. Oxford University Press.

Kensinger, E., Choi, H.-Y.*, Murray, B.*, & Rajaram, S. (2016). How social interactions affect emotional memory accuracy: Evidence from collaborative retrieval and social contagion paradigms. Memory & Cognition, 44, 706–716. View

Barber, S. J.*, Harris, C. B.*, & Rajaram, S. (2015). Why two heads apart are better than two heads together: Multiple mechanisms underlie the collaborative inhibition effect in memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 559-566. View

Choi, H.-Y.*, Blumen, H. M.*, Congleton, A. R.*, & Rajaram, S. (2014) The role of group configuration in the social transmission of memory: Evidence from identical and reconfigured groups. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 26, 65-80. View

Congleton, A.R.*, & Rajaram, S. (2014).  Collaboration Changes Both the Content and the Structure of Memory: Building the Architecture of Shared Representations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. View

Barber, S.J.*, Rajaram, S., & Fox, E.B.** (2012). Learning and remembering with others: The key role of retrieval in shaping group recall and collective memory. Social Cognition, 30,121-132View

Rajaram, S. (2011). Collaboration Both Hurts and Helps Memory: A Cognitive Perspective.Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 76-81.View

Pereira-Pasarin, L*., & Rajaram, S. (2011). Study Repetition and Divided Attention: Effects of Encoding Manipulations on Collaborative Inhibition in Group Recall. Memory & Cognition, 39, 968-976. View

Congleton, A.R.* & Rajaram, S. (2011). The influence of learning methods on collaboration: Prior repeated retrieval enhances retrieval organization, abolishes collaborative inhibition, and promotes post-collaborative memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 140, 535-551View

Rajaram, S., & Pereira-Pasarin, L.* (2010).Collaborative memory: Cognitive research and theory. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 649-663. View

Barber, S.*, Rajaram, S., & Aron, A. (2010). When two is too many: Collaborative encoding impairs memory. Memory & Cognition, 38, 255-264.View