• David C Rubin

  • Juanita M. Kreps Professor
  • Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Phone: (919) 660-5732
  • Fax: (919) 660-5726
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Specialties

    • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Research Summary

    http://psychandneuro.duke.edu/research/labs/rubinlab
  • Research Description


    Please refer to the Rubin Lab website

    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.
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Harvard University,
      • 1974
      • M.A.,
      • Psychology,
      • Harvard University,
      • 1972
      • Special Student,
      • Psychology,
      • Massachusetts Inst. of Technology,
      • 1969
      • BS,
      • Physics and Psychology,
      • Carnegie-Mellon University,
      • 1968
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Elected a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists,
      • December 2012
      • Honorary Doctorate (Doctorem Psychologiae Honoris Causa),
      • University of Aarhus,
      • September, 2012
      • Annual Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series,,
      • November, 2009
      • Juanita M. Kreps named chair,
      • Duke University,
      • June, 2008
  • Selected Publications

      • D.C. Rubin.
      • 1995.
      • Memory in oral traditions: The cognitive psychology of epic, ballads, and counting-out rhymes.
      • New York; Oxford University Press.
      • 1996.
      • Remembering our past: Studies in autobiographical memory.
      • Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
      • 2005.
      • Cognitive Methods and their Application to Clinical Research.
      • Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.
      • Rubin, D.C. & Berntsen, D., & Bohni, M.K..
      • 2008.
      • A memory-based model of posttraumatic stress disorder: Evaluating basic assumptions underlying the PTSD diagnosis.
      • Psychological Review
      • 985-1011
      • .
      • D.C. Rubin, Boals, A., & Berntsen, D..
      • 2008.
      • Memory in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Properties of voluntary and involuntary, traumatic and non-traumatic autobiographical memories in people with and without PTSD symptoms.
      • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
      • 591-614
      • .
      • Rubin, D. C..
      • 2006.
      • The Basic-Systems Model of Episodic Memory.
      • Perspectives on Psychological Science
      • 1:
      • 277-311
      • .
      • Daselaar, S.M., Rice, H.J., Greenberg, D.L., Cabeza, R., LaBar, K.S., & Rubin, D.C..
      • 2008.
      • The spatiotemporal dynamics of autobiographical memory: Neural correlates of recall, emotional intensity, and reliving.
      • Cerebral Cortex
      • 217-229
      • .
      • Berntsen, D., & Rubin, D.C..
      • 2006.
      • The centrality of event scale: A measure of integrating a trauma into one’s identity and its relation to post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.
      • Behaviour Research and Therapy
      • 44:
      • 219-231
      • .
      • Talarico, J.M. & Rubin, D.C..
      • 2003.
      • Confidence, not Consistency, Characterizes Flashbulb Memories.
      • Psychological Science
      • 14:
      • 455-461
      • .
      • Rubin, D.C. & Greenberg, D.L..
      • 1998.
      • Visual memory deficit amnesia: A distinct amnesic presentation and etiology.
      • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
      • 95:
      • 5413-5416
      • .
      • Skotko, B.G., Rubin, D.C., & Tupler, L.A..
      • 2008.
      • H.M.’s Personal Crossword Puzzles: Understanding Memory and Language.
      • Memory
      • 16:
      • 89-96
      • .
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  • Postdoctoral Students

    • Christin Ogle
      • 2010 - present
    • Andrew Butler
      • 2012 - present
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