Study GuideCognitive Psychology (Exam 2)1.What is a chunk? How do pronunciation rates relate to the number of chunks one can hold in STM?2.Distinguish between a serial and a free recall memory task. Then describe in detail the serial position curve for each task. Be sure to mention what’s plotted on the x- and y-axes.3.Cite 2 reasons why the serial position curve for free recall is important.4.Describe 2 things/factors that affect the serial position curve for free recall. Be sure to describe how each factor affects the curve, i.e., what part of the curve is affected.5.Describe the Brown-Peterson task. Then explain what was found and how Brown-Peterson interpreted the results. Finally, describe why others disagreed and how they interpreted the results.6.What are the 2 kinds of memory interference and how do they differ?7.What is release from proactive interference? Describe the experiment that first demonstrated it.
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