I received my BA from Stanford and Ph.D. from Harvard. I was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, an assistant professor at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and currently am a professor at UCSB.
I am interested in the self, memory, consciousness, evolutionary psychology, neuropsychology, mental time travel, subjective temporality, and the philosophy of science, self and memory. My research largely involves exploration of issues pertaining to social knowledge representation (self, others), and draws on both normal and patient populations. I also am interested in many of the largely unwarranted (either empirically or theoretically) assumptions that are stipulated to pertain to self, memory and consciousness.
- Klein , S.B. (in press). Autonoesis and belief in a personal past: An evolutionary theory of episodic memory indices. Review of Philosophy and Psychology.
- Klein, S.B. (in press). What can recent replication failures tell us about the theoretical commitments of psychology? Theory & Psychology.
- Klein, S.B. (2014). Sameness and the self: Philosophical and psychological considerations. Frontiers in Psychology: Perception Science. doi 103389/psyg.2014.00029.
- Klein, S.B. (2014). The two selves: Their metaphysical commitments and functional independence. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
- Klein, S.B. (2013). The temporal orientation of memory: It’s time for a change of direction. Invited Target Article, Journal of Research in Applied Memory and Cognition, 2, 222-234.
- Klein, S.B. (2013). Images and constructs: Can the neural correlates of the self be revealed through radiological analysis? International Journal of Psychological Research: Special Issue on Social Neuroscience, 6, 117-132.
- Klein, S.B., Altinyazar, V., & Metz, M.A. (2013). Facets of self in schizophrenia: The reliability and accuracy of trait self-knowledge. Clinical Psychological Science,1,276-289.
- Klein, S.B. (2013). Making the case that episodic recollection is attributable to operations occurring at retrieval rather than to content stored in a dedicated subsystem of long-term memory. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7: 3. DOI: 103389/fnbeh.2013.00003.
- Klein, S.B. (2013). Does optimal recall performance in the adaptive memory paradigm require the encoding context to encourage thoughts about the environment of evolutionary adaptation? Memory & Cognition, 41, 49-59.
- Klein, S.B. (2013). The complex act of projecting oneself into the future. WIREs Cognitive Sciences, 4, 63-79.
- Klein, S.B., & Nichols, S. (2012). Memory and the sense of personal identity. Mind, 121,677-702.
- Klein, S. B. (2012). A role for self-referential processing in tasks requiring participants to imagine survival on the savannah. Journal of experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 38, 1234-1242.
- Klein, S.B. (2012). Self, memory, and the self-reference effect: An examination of conceptual and methodological issues. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 16,283-300.
- Klein, S.B. (2012). The self and its brain. Social Cognition, 30, 474-516.
- Klein, S.B., Robertson, T.E., Delton, A.W., & Lax, M.L. (2012). Familiarity and personal experience as mediators of recall when planning for future contingencies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 240–245.
- Klein, S.B., Roberson, T.E., & Delton, A. W. (2011). The future-orientation of memory: Planning as a key component mediating the high levels of recall found with survival processing. Memory, 19, 121-139.
- Klein, S. B., & Lax, M. L. (2010). The unanticipated resilience of trait self-knowledge in the face of neural damage. Memory, 18, 918-948.
- Klein, S.B., & Gangi, C. E. (2010). The multiplicity of self: Neuropsychological evidence and its implications for the self as a construct in psychological research. The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience 2010: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1191,