In The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers, Schacter identifies seven ways ("sins") that memory can fail us. The seven sins are: Transience, Absent-mindedness, Blocking, Misattribution, Suggestibility, Persistence, and Bias. For a description of each, see the APA Monitor article on the seven sins of memory. 
Main areas of interest
In addition to his books on memory, Schacter publishes regularly in scientific journals. Among the topics that Schacter has investigated are: Alzheimer's Disease, the neuroscience of memory, age-related memory effects, and issues related to false memory.
Editorial board/consulting editor
- Schacter, D The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers
- Schacter, D (1996) Searching for Memory: The Brain, the Mind, and the Past
- Schacter, D (2001) Forgotten ideas, neglected pioners: Richard Semon and the story of memory.
- Schacter, D (2001).The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers
- fi: Daniel Schacter
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