David C. Rubin

David C. Rubin

Juanita M. Kreps Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1974

Overview

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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

Berntsen, Dorthe, et al. “The Autobiographical Recollection Test (ART): A Measure of Individual Differences in Autobiographical Memory..” Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, vol. 8, no. 3, Sept. 2019, pp. 305–18. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jarmac.2019.06.005. Full Text

Rubin, David, et al. Scenes enable a sense of reliving: Implications for autobiographical memory.. Elsevier BV, Feb. 2019. Dspace, doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2018.10.024. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rubin, David, et al. Self-narrative focus in autobiographical events: The effect of time, emotion, and individual differences.. Springer Nature, Jan. 2019. Dspace, doi:10.3758/s13421-018-0850-4. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rubin, David, et al. Psychological and clinical correlates of the Centrality of Event Scale: A systematic review.. Elsevier BV, Nov. 2018. Dspace, doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2018.07.006. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rubin, David C. “What psychology and cognitive neuroscience know about the communicative function of memory..” The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 41, Jan. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1017/s0140525x1700156x. Full Text

Rubin, David, et al. Taking tests in the magnet: Brain mapping standardized tests.. Wiley, Nov. 2017. Dspace, doi:10.1002/hbm.23761. Full Text Open Access Copy

Ogle, Christin M., et al. “Neuroticism Increases PTSD Symptom Severity by Amplifying the Emotionality, Rehearsal, and Centrality of Trauma Memories..” J Pers, vol. 85, no. 5, Oct. 2017, pp. 702–15. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/jopy.12278. Full Text Open Access Copy

Ogle, Christin M., et al. “Commentary-Pre- and Posttrauma Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Severity: Reply to van der Velden and van der Knaap (2017)..” Clin Psychol Sci, vol. 5, no. 1, Jan. 2017, pp. 146–49. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/2167702616661057. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pages

Rubin, David C. A basic systems account of trauma memories in PTSD: is more needed?. Edited by L. A. Watson and D. Berntsen, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2015, pp. 41–64. Open Access Copy

Rubin, David, and D. L. Creenberg. The Role of Narrative in Recollection: A View from Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology. Oxford University Press, 2012. Dspace, doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140057.003.0004. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rubin, D. C. “The basic system model of autobiographical memory.” Understanding Autobiographical Memory: Theories and Approaches, edited by D. Berntsen and D. C. Rubin, Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp. 11–32.

Rubin, D. C. “Oral traditions as collective memories: Implications for a general theory of individual and collective memory.” Memory in Mind and Culture, 2009, pp. 273–87. Scopus, doi:10.1017/CBO9780511626999.017. Full Text

Talarico, J. M., and D. C. Rubin. “Flashbulb memories result from ordinary memory processes and extraordinary event characteristics.” Flashbulb Memories: New Issues and New Perspectives, 2008, pp. 79–97. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9780203889930. Full Text

Rubin, David, and D. Berntsen. How Memory for Stressful Events affects Identity. Kaneko Shobo, 2008. Open Access Copy

Davis, M., et al. “Forgetting.” Science of Memory: Concepts, 2007. Scopus, doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310443.003.0015. Full Text

Rubin, David. Autobiographical memory tasks in cognitive research. American Psychological Association Press, 2005. Open Access Copy

Rubin, David, and A. Wenzel. Autobiographical memory tasks: Six common methods. American Psychological Association Press, 2005. Open Access Copy

Rubin, David, and R. W. Schrauf. On the bilingual's two sets of memories. Routledge, 2003. Dspace, doi:10.4324/9781410607478. Full Text Open Access Copy

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Selected Grants

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

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

Training Autobiographical Memory Retrieval in Healthy Older Adults Using Novel Lifelogging Technology awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2018 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

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