Hirst, William

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William Hirst
PhD, Cornell University;
BA, Carnegie-Mellon University
Professor of Psychology

Courses Taught:
  • Intro to Cognitive Psychology
  • Research Methods in Cognition and Communication
  • Collective and Autobiographical Memory and Their Contribution to Identity
Recent Publications:
  • “Memory in the Circumstances in Which One Learned of a Death from AIDS: The Ef fects of Repeated Exposure,” Memory and Cognition (2003)
  • “Social Influences on Remembering,” in D. Rubin (ed.), Autobiographical Memory (coauthor, 1996)
  • “Cognitive Aspects of Consciousness,” in M. Gazzaniga (ed.), Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience (1995)
Office Location:
The New School for Social Research
Psychology Department
80 5th Ave, Room 515
New York, NY  10011
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5376 x4967


Research Interests:
Cognitive science; cognitive neuroscience (especially memory and attention); social remembering.

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