John Kihlstrom: How Students Learn: A Perspective from Cognitive and Social Psychology
John Kihlstrom is Professor in the Department of Psychology and a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Institute for Personality and Social Research. After receiving his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania he taught at Harvard, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Yale before coming to UC Berkeley in 1997. At UC Berkeley he has regularly taught the introductory psychology course as well as upper-division courses on consciousness and social cognition. He has also served as director of the undergraduate interdisciplinary major in Cognitive Science. Kihlstrom’s research interests focus on unconscious mental life, autobiographical and social memory, and the self-concept. He has authored many journal articles and book chapters. A recent paper, “‘So That We Might Have Roses in December’: The Functions of Autobiographical Memory,” exemplifies his interest in what he calls the “human ecology” of memory — the personal and social context in which memory operates.
Talk by John Kihlstrom for the How Students Learn Working Group on March 8, 2011.
Summary of the Presentation
Prof. Kihlstrom posted the notes and slides for his talk on his website.