Course Hero Logo

Psy331Wk2AssgnSladeC.docx - 1 Knowledge Acquisition...

Course Hero uses AI to attempt to automatically extract content from documents to surface to you and others so you can study better, e.g., in search results, to enrich docs, and more. This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 6 pages.

1Knowledge AcquisitionKnowledge Acquisition and Memory DevelopmentCatherine SladePSY331: Psychology of LearningInstructor: Gerranda Brooks-SmithAugust 9, 2021
2Knowledge AcquisitionEffective Knowledge and Memory DevelopmentCreating or forming memories helps one learn and retain information. This information will bestored and used whenever it is needed. When we are born, we start forming memories. We beginlearning how to apply what we have learned to our day to day lives. “It has been repeatedlyshown that older infants are able to retain and integrate different kinds of information acrosslonger intervals than younger infants”[ CITATION Sch19 \l 1033 ]. Many infants recognize theirparents before they even see their faces. They can hear before they are fully developed. Theyturn their heads towards their parents’ voice. Assimilation occurs when their vision allows themto recognize their parents face and associate it with their voice. Our text tells us that assimilationis, “the response to knowledge when a learner distinguishes it as being similar to alreadyacquired knowledge”[ CITATION Ros17 \l 1033 ]. When children see insects, many of themautomatically call it a “bug”. By teaching them about different insects, they can modify orreshape what they already know about them. This is referred to as accommodation. This “occurswhen an idea is not common to a learner and thus, the learner must reshape it to fit what he orshe already knows[ CITATION Ros17 \l 1033 ].

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 6 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Winter
Professor
ADRAGNA
Tags
Long Term Memory, Memory processes, Memory Development

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture