Memories - Hot memories are implicated in disorders such as...

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Memories
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Memory An internal record or representation of some prior event or experience Questions about memory: How accurate is you memory? How good is eye-witness testimony? Can false memories be implanted? Why do we forget things? How can memory be improved?
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The Structure of Memory
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Comparing the “Storage Areas”
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How we remember: The formation of memories Chunking Levels of processing “Hot” memories
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Chunking: Trial 1 IRSYMCAIBMKGBFBI
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Chunking: Trial 2 IRS YMCA IBM KGB FBI
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Chunking and Chess
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Levels of Processing Levels of processing: The degree or depth of mental processing that occurs when material is initially encountered determines how well it is later remembered Elaborative Rehearsal: Linking new information to previously stored material Examples: Rote memorization versus Mnemonic strategies
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Emotion and Memories “Hot” memories are memories that get encoded with strong emotional content (e.g., as in a trauma).
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Unformatted text preview: Hot memories are implicated in disorders such as PTSD Forgetting Decay Encoding failure Interference Retrieval failure Amnesia Decay Decay theory: Memory, like all biological processes, degrades over time How many of you remember you foreign language from High School? Use it or lose it! Encoding Failure: Which is the right penny? Interference: Retroactive and Proactive Retrieval Failure TOTs: Tip of the Tongue Phenomena Amnesia Memory in Movies: The Majestic : Retrograde Amnesia Memento : Anterograde Amnesia Memory as a Constructive Process Recent research suggests that memory is not a video but rather a story that can change over time in fairly dramatic ways. Flashbulb memories Eye-witness testimony Implanting memories Flashbulb Memories Eye-witness Testimony and Leading Questions Lost in a Mall: Implanting Memories...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PSYC 120 taught by Professor Beck during the Fall '08 term at Abilene Christian University.

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