Hirst, William


William  Hirst
PhD, Psychology, Cornell University
Professor of Psychology; The New School for Social Research

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Areas of Expertise:
Cognitive science, social aspects of cognition and memory
William Hirst is a professor of psychology at The New School for Social Research. He received his graduate training at Cornell University and taught at Rockefeller University, Princeton University, and Cornell University before coming to The New School. Mr. Hirst has edited four volumes and published more than 75 articles on topics including attention, amnesia, and social aspects of memory, including recent work on collective memory and memory relating to September 11.
Courses Taught:
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Research Methods in Cognition and Communication
Recent Publications:

“Memory in the Circumstances in Which One Learned of a Death from AIDS: The Effects of Repeated Exposure,” Memory and Cognition (2003)

“Social Influences on Remembering,” in D. Rubin, ed., Autobiographical Memory (1996) (co-author)

“Cognitive Aspects of Consciousness,” in M. Gazzaniga, ed., Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience (1995)

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