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date: 10 July 2020

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What information do we remember about others and why do we remember it? The answers to those questions are informed by the scholarship described in this chapter. The chapter notes that most person memory research addresses one or more of four facets: (1) the content of person memories, (2) information processing and person memories; (2) the nature of memory storage systems and person memory; and (4) the role of biology in the functioning of person memory. A selective review of research in person memory illustrates how research fits into these facets. The review is also used to illustrate possible new directions for person memory research.

Keywords: person memory, information processing, memory storage systems, role of biology

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