Positions

Research Areas research areas

Publications

Academic Article

Year Title
2018 Development of the Life Story in Early AdolescenceJournal of Early Adolescence.  38:125-138. 2018
2017 I Know My Story and I Know Your Story: Developing a Conceptual Framework for Vicarious Life Stories.Journal of Personality.  85:464-480. 2017
2017 A decline in self-defining memories following a diagnosis of schizophrenia.Comprehensive Psychiatry.  76:18-25. 2017
2017 Talking after school: Parents' conversational styles and children's memory for a science lesson.Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.  156:1-15. 2017
2017 Examining Relations between Aging, Life Story Chapters, and Well-BeingApplied Cognitive Psychology.  31:207-215. 2017
2017 Life Story Chapters, Specific Memories, and Conceptions of the SelfApplied Cognitive Psychology.  31:478-487. 2017
2016 The relocation bump: Memories of middle adulthood are organized around residential moves.Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.  145:935-940. 2016
2016 Life Story Chapters: Past and Future, You and MeJournal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.  5:143-149. 2016
2015 Vicarious memories.Consciousness and Cognition.  36:233-245. 2015
2015 Using memories to motivate future behaviour: an experimental exercise intervention.Memory.  23:390-402. 2015
2014 The reminiscence bump in older adults' life story transitions.Memory.  22:1002-1009. 2014
2013 I Remember When You Taught Me That! Preschool Children's Memories of Realistic Learning EpisodesInfant and Child Development.  22:603-621. 2013
2013 The effects of documentation on young children's memoryEarly Childhood Research Quarterly.  28:568-577. 2013
2013 Feeling good and bad about the past and future self.Memory.  21:210-218. 2013
2011 The reminiscence bump for salient personal memories: is a cultural life script required?Memory and Cognition.  39:977-991. 2011
2011 Involuntary Autobiographical Memories: An Introduction to the Unbidden PastMemory Studies.  4:343-345. 2011
2011 Life story chapters, specific memories and the reminiscence bump.Memory.  19:267-279. 2011
2011 'I Remember When I Learned That!' Developmental and Gender Differences in Children's Memories of Learning EpisodesInfant and Child Development.  20:387-399. 2011
2010 Self-Esteem Memories and School Success in Early AdolescenceApplied Cognitive Psychology.  24:1265-1278. 2010
2010 Memories of past episodes shape current intentions and decisions.Memory.  18:365-374. 2010
2009 Twenty Years After Baddeley (1988): Is the Study of Autobiographical Memory Fully Functional?Applied Cognitive Psychology.  23:1193-1208. 2009
2008 When we feel good and bad about ourselves: self-esteem memories across cultures.Memory.  16:703-711. 2008
2007 Self-esteem memories: feeling good about achievement success, feeling bad about relationship distress.Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.  33:1292-1305. 2007
2007 Cultural scripts guide recall of intensely positive life events.Memory and Cognition.  35:651-659. 2007
2006 Adult recollections of earliest childhood dreams: a cross-cultural study.Memory.  14:57-67. 2006
2005 Developmental Psychology and Social Change Research, History and Policy PrefaceDEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE: RESEARCH, HISTORY AND POLICY.  IX-X. 2005
2005 Introduction: What Kind of Science Is Developmental Psychology?DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE: RESEARCH, HISTORY AND POLICY.  1-7. 2005
2003 Gender differences in autobiographical memory styles of older adults.Memory.  11:525-532. 2003
2003 Directive functions of autobiographical memory: The guiding power of the specific episodeMemory.  11:193-202. 2003
2003 Directive functions of autobiographical memory: the guiding power of the specific episode.Memory.  11:193-202. 2003
2000 When Baby Maisy came to school - Mothers' interview styles and preschoolers' event memoriesCognitive Development.  15:99-114. 2000
1998 What is remembered about early childhood events?Clinical Psychology Review.  18:895-913. 1998
1990 Children's sex-related stereotyping of colors.Child Development.  61:1453-1460. 1990
1990 CLARIFYING THE FLASHBULB MEMORY CONCEPT - COMMENTJournal of Experimental Psychology: General.  119:92-96. 1990
1989 Childhood events recalled by children and adults.Advances in child development and behavior.  21:297-340. 1989
1988 VERY LONG-TERM MEMORIES OF THE 1ST YEAR IN COLLEGEJournal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition.  14:709-715. 1988
1988 MEMORIES OF STATEMENTS SPOKEN IN EVERYDAY CONTEXTSApplied Cognitive Psychology.  2:273-286. 1988
1987 Flashbulb memories of menarche and adult menstrual distress.Journal of Adolescence.  10:187-199. 1987
1986 MEMORIES OF LIFE TRANSITIONS - THE 1ST YEAR IN COLLEGEHUMAN LEARNING.  5:109-123. 1986
1984 Flashbulb memories of the assassination attempt on President Reagan.Cognition.  16:63-80. 1984
1984 CONCEPTUAL ISSUES IN RESEARCH SYNTHESISJournal of Special Education.  18:27-40. 1984
1982 NUMBERS AND NARRATIVE - COMBINING THEIR STRENGTHS IN RESEARCH REVIEWSHarvard Educational Review.  52:1-26. 1982
1980 SYNTHESIZING OUTCOMES - HOW TO USE RESEARCH EVIDENCE FROM MANY STUDIESHarvard Educational Review.  50:176-195. 1980
1978 IMPORTANCE OF SMALL BUT CONSISTENT GROUP DIFFERENCES ON STANDARDIZED TESTS - CASE OF SEX-DIFFERENCES ON MCCARTHY-SCALES OF CHILDRENS ABILITIESJournal of Clinical Psychology In Session - Psychotherapy in Practice.  34:443-445. 1978

Chapter

Year Title
2009 "Hearing the news" versus "being there" Comparing flashbulb memories and recall of first-hand experiences.  125-140. 2009

Conference Proceeding

Year Title
1998 Remembering the past in the present: Verb tense shifts in autobiographical memory narrativesAUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY. 145-162. 1998
1994 VERY LONG-TERM MEMORIES OF A SALIENT PRESCHOOL EVENTApplied Cognitive Psychology. 95-106. 1994
1992 PRESCHOOL CHILDRENS MEMORIES OF PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES - THE FIRE ALARM STUDYAFFECT AND ACCURACY IN RECALL. 121-137. 1992
1992 REMEMBERING PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES - A FUNCTIONAL-ANALYSISAFFECT AND ACCURACY IN RECALL. 236-264. 1992

Teaching Activities

  • Pract&Sem/Teaching Psychology Taught course 2018
  • AdvTop/Autobiographical Memory Taught course 2017
  • Senior Honors Tutorial Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Adv Top/Autobiog Memory Taught course 2015
  • Advanced Research Taught course 2015
  • Adv Sem/Developmental Psych Taught course 2014
  • Advanced Research Taught course 2014
  • Senior Honors Tutorial Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Top/Autobiographical Memory Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Psychology, University of Chicago
  • Ed.D. Human Development&Family Study, Harvard University
  • Full Name

  • David Pillemer