Psych assignment 7 - memory but a memory about a particular...

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Christopher Evans Psych1  Semantic Memory 3/26/07 Semantic and episodic memory are similar in that that both lead to a stored information that will  influence future behavior and decision. While episodic memory primarily focuses on a past  event and how it happened, and the semantic memory is concerned with facts and general  knowledge about things, there is a clear connection. Through episodic memories, semantic  memory is formulated as the mind refers back to past experiences in order to determine the  knowledge concerning a given situation. The difference between these two, as listed above, is that semantic memory is an overall  general memory about general facts. An episodic memory is more of a focused memory of a  given event. For example: the knowledge that when you touch a hot stove it hurts is a semantic 
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Unformatted text preview: memory but a memory about a particular time in your youth when you touched a hot stove would be an episodic memory. Some examples of semantic memories are to only cross the street when the light is green, to make sure to find some cover when it is raining outside, and how to make your favorite drink. All of these require a general knowledge of how the world works. Some examples of episodic memories are when you recall your 7 th grade birthday party and thee vents that took place during it, the single time that you fell out of the try and the lasting impression that it had on you, and you first time riding a bike and the skills you learned....
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