Memory - Memory - Multiple Stages o Learning incorporating...

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Memory - Multiple Stages o Learning – incorporating our experiences into our mental makeup Also sometimes called Encoding o Retrieval – process of going into memory and finding the desired info o Retention – holding information in the mind after learning and before retrieval - The Learning – Retention Controversy o Results from the fact that there is no independent test for learning without also simultaneously studying memory, and vice versa Measures of Retention - Recall – reproduce from memory materials that we were earlier presented o Examples: Fill-In Questions on exams Identify a suspect via a sketch artist o Free Recall – reproduce items in any order Ex: can you recall the brand names of Japanese car companies in America? o Serial Recall – to be considered correct, items must be recalled in some particular proper order Ex: can you say the alphabet? “The Serial Position Effect” appears within serial recall tasks If items are presented in a series, they are not recalled equally. The best memory occurs early in the series (Primacy Effect) and in the end of the series (Recency
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Hovancik during the Fall '07 term at Seton Hall.

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