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Psych 101 Parent’s Can’t Always Remember Everything, but They Still Know Everything! This cartoon depicts the psychological phenomenon known as memory. Memory is divided into three types: sensory, working, and long-term. When information is obtained from sensory input, it enters the sensory memory. Unattended information is quickly lost; however, through the control process of attention the information can move into the working or short-term memory. For information to stay here, it must be used or practice through maintenance rehearsal. Otherwise, the unrehearsed information will be lost. Some information will stay in the working memory, and other information will go into the long-term memory through encoding. Then when the information is needed, it will go back into the working memory through retrieval. Once an item is encoded into long-term memory, it may or may not be able to be found when desired. In this cartoon, this is what the artist is playing off of. The retrieval of this information is dependent on how the stored information is organized. In the case
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