David C. Rubin

Juanita M. Kreps Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1974

Overview

Please refer to the Rubin Lab website
 
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My main research interest has been in long-term memory, especially for complex (or "real-world") stimuli. This work includes the study of autobiographical memory and oral traditions, as well as prose. I have also studied memory as it is more commonly done in experimental psychology laboratories using lists. In addition to this purely behavioral research, which I plan to continue, I work on memory in clinical populations with the aid of a National Institute of Mental Health grant to study PTSD and on the underlying neural basis of memory the aid of a National Institute of Aging grant to study autobiographical memory using fMRI.

Expertise

Memory, autobiographical memory, PTSD, Oral traditions, neural basis of memory

Deffler, SA, Fox, C, Ogle, CM, and Rubin, DC. "All my children: The roles of semantic category and phonetic similarity in the misnaming of familiar individuals." Memory & cognition 44.7 (October 2016): 989-999. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rubin, DC, Berntsen, D, Ogle, CM, Deffler, SA, and Beckham, JC. "Scientific evidence versus outdated beliefs: A response to Brewin (2016)." Journal of abnormal psychology 125.7 (October 2016): 1018-1021. Full Text

Ogle, CM, Siegler, IC, Beckham, JC, and Rubin, DC. "Neuroticism Increases PTSD Symptom Severity by Amplifying the Emotionality, Rehearsal, and Centrality of Trauma Memories." Journal of personality (August 12, 2016). Full Text

Ogle, CM, Rubin, DC, and Siegler, IC. "Maladaptive trauma appraisals mediate the relation between attachment anxiety and PTSD symptom severity." Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy 8.3 (May 2016): 301-309. Full Text Open Access Copy

Butler, AC, Rice, HJ, Wooldridge, CL, and Rubin, DC. "Visual imagery in autobiographical memory: The role of repeated retrieval in shifting perspective." Consciousness and cognition 42 (May 2016): 237-253. Full Text Open Access Copy

Ogle, CM, Rubin, DC, and Siegler, IC. "Accounting for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Severity With Pre- and Posttrauma Measures: A Longitudinal Study of Older Adults." Clinical psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science 4.2 (March 2016): 272-286. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rubin, DC, Deffler, SA, Ogle, CM, Dowell, NM, Graesser, AC, and Beckham, JC. "Participant, rater, and computer measures of coherence in posttraumatic stress disorder." Journal of abnormal psychology 125.1 (January 2016): 11-25. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pages

Rubin, DC. "A basic systems account of trauma memories in PTSD: is more needed?." Clinical perspective on autobiographical memory: Theories and approaches. Ed. LA Watson, D Berntsen, and DC Rubin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 41-64.

Rubin, DC, and Creenberg, DL. "The Role of Narrative in Recollection: A View from Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology." Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain. March 22, 2012. Full Text

Rubin, DC. "The basic system model of autobiographical memory." Understanding autobiographical memory: Theories and approaches. Ed. D Berntsen and DC Rubin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 11-32.

Talarico, JM, and Rubin, DC. "Flashbulb memories result from ordinary memory processes and extraordinary event characteristics." Flashbulb Memories: New Issues and New Perspectives. November 18, 2008. 79-97. Full Text

Rubin, DC, and Berntsen, D. "How Memory for Stressful Events affects Identity." Self Psychology: An approach to cognitive psychology. Ed. M Naka and K Yamashita. Tokyo: Kaneko Shobo, 2008. 118-129.

Davis, M, Loftus, EF, Rubin, DC, and Wixted, JT. "Forgetting." Science of Memory: Concepts. May 10, 2007. Full Text

Rubin, DC. "Autobiographical memory tasks in cognitive research." Cognitive methods and their application to clinical research. Ed. A Wenzel and DC Rubin. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press, 2005. 219-241.

Rubin, DC, and Wenzel, A. "Autobiographical memory tasks: Six common methods." Cognitive methods and their application to clinical research. Ed. A Wenzel and DC Rubin. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press, 2005. 215-217.

Pages

Understanding autobiographical memory: Theories and approaches. Ed. D Bernsten and DC Rubin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Cognitive Methods and Their Application to Clinical Research. Ed. A Wenzel and DC Rubin. Washington DC: American Psychological Association Press, 2005.

Remembering Our Past Studies in Autobiographical Memory. Ed. DC Rubin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Theoretical perspectives on autobiographical memory. Ed. MA Conway, DC Rubin, H Spinnler, and WA Wagenaar. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992.

Everyday Cognition in Adulthood and Late Life. Ed. L Poon, DC Rubin, and BA Wilson. Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Autobiographical Memory. Ed. DC Rubin. Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Behavioral and Physiology in Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2015 to 2020

A Model of Autobiographical Memory & Its Changes in PTSD awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2016

Behavior And Physiology In Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1999 to 2015

The Effects of Repeated Retrieval on Autobiographical Memories awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2015

Neural Correlates of Autobiographical Memory awarded by National Institute of Mental Health (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2010

The Relationship Between Memory, Stress, and Health awarded by National Institute of Mental Health (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2005

Memory, Language, Culture awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2005

Neuroimaging of Autobiographical Memory awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2004

(98-0442) Cultural Effects on Retention in Autobiographical Memory awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1999

(95-0364) Cultural Effects of Autobiographical Memory awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1998

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