Psy 201: Memory Part II Notes

Psy 201: Memory Part II Notes - Lecture 10 Memory...

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Lecture 10: Memory - Forgetting October 3, 2013 1. A quick recap and then some on... The 3-stage process, and forgetting can occur _______________ 1: Incoming information is first encoded , or changed into usable form This step is like entering data into a computer Forgetting at this level = encoding failure 2: Next, information is stored and held in the memory system (LTM) Forgetting at this level = over time, with disuse, these memories can fade (memory decay) 3: Finally, information must be retrieved , or taken out of storage Forgetting at this stage = well, lots… but two important ideas: 1.) Availability of the memory 2.) Accessibility of the memory Some things to help with retrieval: Depth of processing principle - how easily you retrieve a memory depends on the number and types of associations you form Also, encoding specificity principle Mnemonic devices - reminders that can stimulate your memory _______________ -any memory aid based on encoding items in a special way 2. LTM and Forgetting Interference = o
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