Daniel Schacter, PhD

Daniel Schacter, PhD

Daniel L. Schacter is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. Schacter's research explores the relation between conscious and unconscious forms of memory, the nature of memory distortions, how individuals use memory to imagine possible future events, as well as the effects of aging on memory.

Professor Schacter has received several awards for his research, including the Troland Award (1991) and Award for Scientific Reviewing (2005) from National Academy of Sciences, the Howard Crosby Warren Medal (2009) from the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association (2012). Many of Schacter's studies and ideas are summarized in his books Searching for Memory, and The Seven Sins of Memory, both named as New Times Notable Books of the Year, and winners of the APA's William James Book Award.

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