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 many of the unwarranted (empirically, theoretically or both) assumptions stipulated to pertain to self, memory and consciousness.
- Klein, S.B. (in press). The feeling of personal ownership of one’s mental states: A conceptual argument and empirical evidence for an essential, but underappreciated, mechanism of mind. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.
- Klein, S.B. (in press). The unplanned obsolescence of psychological science and an argument for its revival. Inivted target article for Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.
- Klein, S.B. (in press). Autonoetic consciousness: Reconsidering the role of episodic memory in future-oriented mental time travel. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
- Klein, S.B. (2015). A defense of experiential realism: the need to take phenomenological reality on its own terms in the study of the mind. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2, 41-56.
- Klein, S.B. (2015). What memory is. Inaugural Target Article for WIREs Cognitive Science,6, 1-38.
- Klein , S.B. (2014). Autonoesis and belief in a personal past: An evolutionary theory of episodic memory indices. Review of Philosophy and Psychology.
- Klein, S.B. (2014). 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). 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). 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., 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., & 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,