Malcolm B. Smith Chair & Professor of Psychology
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William Hirst is Malcolm B. Smith Chair & Professor of Psychology at The New School for Social Research.
Concentrations: Cognitive science; social aspects of cognition and memory.
PhD 1976, Cornell University
Selected publications include:
“A Ten-Year Follow-Up of a Study of Memory for the Attack of September 11, 2001: Flashbulb Memories and Memories for Flashbulb Events,” Journal of Experimental Psychology (2015)
“Social Identity and Socially Shared Retrieval-Induced Forgetting: The Effects of Group Membership,” Journal of Experimental Psychology (2015)
“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 (coauthor, 1996)
“Cognitive Aspects of Consciousness,” in M. Gazzaniga (ed.), Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience (1995).
Independent Study (Open Campus)
Fund of Cognitive Psych
Intro to Memory Studies
Senior Work Project (Open Campus)