About this Research Topic
This Research Topic on Memories for the Future serves as a collection of empirical evidence and theoretical approaches on how to study the relation between memories and decision-making for current and future events. It combines an extensive range of researchers from various disciplines to further the knowledge of how memories act to prepare the individual for future challenges. By bringing together studies on humans and non-human animals, as well as inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches, this special issue will advance our current knowledge and allow for the development of new theoretical frameworks. A specific focus will be laid on the articulation of these fundamental processes with change brought about through psychotherapy.
Contributions that study how memories are shaped or constrained by the experiences human and non-human individuals have had in the past are highly welcome. We encourage researchers that study unwilling repetition of inadequate responses, therapeutic interventions, and relationships between cognitions of the past, current, and future to contribute. We also accept research on behavioral evidence, cognitive mechanisms, psychotherapy research, and neuroscientific explanations of memory reconsolidation. We allow a broad range of article types to be submitted: Brief Research Report, Case Report, Clinical Trial, Community Case Study, Conceptual Analysis, Empirical Study, Hypothesis & Theory, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Systematic Review.
Keywords: Memory, Future, Cognition, Decision Making, Self-Efficacy, Comparative Cognition, Health Psychology
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