Psychology Test Study Guide

Psychology Test - Memory usually involves awareness of the memory 3 What is the difference between LTM and STM o LTM is the memory system with a

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Psychology Test Study Guide 1. What is social psychology? o Social Psychology is the subfield that attempts to explain how the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others influences the thoughts, feelings and behaviors of individuals o Social Psychologists study things like prejudice, Aggression, influence and conformity o An example is the Stanley Milgram experiment 2. What is memory? o Memory is the process of encoding, storage, consolidation, and retrieval of information o The Atkinson-Shiffrin model told us that there are three ways remembering things Long Term, Short Term, and sensory Memories are constructions made in accordance with present needs, desires, influences, etc. Memories are often accompanied by feelings and emotions.
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Unformatted text preview: Memory usually involves awareness of the memory 3. What is the difference between LTM and STM? o LTM is the memory system with a virtually unlimited capacity that contains vast stores of a person’s permanent or relatively permanent memories. o STM is the memory system that codes the information according to sound and holds about seven items for less than 30 secs without rehearsal; also called working memory o Displacement is the event that occurs when stm is filled to capacity and each new, incoming item, pushes out and an existing item which is then forgotten 4. What’s the role of the Hippocampus region? o It is there to...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PSY 210 taught by Professor Schmidt during the Spring '08 term at Meredith.

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