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Study Guide - E2 Online

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Study Guide Cognitive 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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