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Remembering Intentions has been updated and extended! The new book includes several new chapters, covering short-term memory and attention problems, forgetting what you are doing, and motivational issues.
Format: Paperback, E-book (pdf, mobi, ePub)212 pagesPublisher: Wayz Press (April, 2010)ISBN:978-0-9876522-6-3 (paperback)978-0-9876522-7-0 (mobi)978-1-927166-01-7 (ePub)978-0-473-16749-3 (pdf)ASIN: B004LGS556
What this book is about
What this book should do for you
Memories are made of this
Why people fail to remember
Know thyself: a quiz
Memory for future actions is different from other types of memory
Forgetting routine actions is not a failure of memory
Working memory and attention
Age and attention
Short-term memory problems are attention problems
Action sequences are why we make action slips
Common types of action slip
Situations when action slips are most likely
Have I done it already?
What makes some people more prone to absent-minded errors?
How to prevent action slips
A hierarchy of goals
Ordering your goals
The problem of suspended intentions
Event-based retrieval cues are better than time-based
Is being too busy a valid excuse?
Wanting to remember is not enough!
Timing and complexity
Strategies people use
Effective strategies for remembering intentions
Mental strategies for better recall
Using environmental memory aids
Remembering anniversaries and birthdays
Remembering errands and chores
Remembering to take medicine
Assessing memory tasks
Deciding on your memory strategies
We fail to achieve intentions for many reasons
Believing in your abilities
The bottom line