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RUNNING HEAD: KNOWLEDGEACQUISITION , MEMORYDEVELOPMENTKnowledge Acquisition &Memory Development1Knowledge Acquisition & Memory DevelopmentJessica RayPSY 331: Psychology of LearningInstructor: Sharia ClinkscalesJanuary 9,2018(Resubmit)
RUNNING HEAD: KNOWLEDGEACQUISITION , MEMORYDEVELOPMENTKnowledge Acquisition &Memory Development2How does memory work? This is a question that most of us ask, the mind is an amazing and mostimportant part of our body. For this question to be answered, we have to take an in-depth look at all thedifferent memories, and how those memories are then processed and stored in an individual's brain.Our memories are further processed for retaining and recalling experiences or information that we haveexperienced in our life time. It is a combination of events, or facts and then storing those memories inthe brain for use at a later time. There are three different types of memory, those memories that wehave are called the sensory memory, short-term, and long-term memory. "Sensory memories are thefirst phase in stage theory; encompasses all of the information in our environment that our five sensestend to"(Rosser-Major, 2017). The sensory memory allows individuals to maintain impressions ofinformation, even after some time has passed. Sensory memory allows a tremendous amount of one'senvironment to be absorbed. Short-term memory is the "second phase in stage theory; a person'sthoughts at the moment he or she experiences something through the senses; a mental storage-limitedcognitive workplace for one's mental activities"(Rosser-Major,2017). Short-term memory is the "secondphase in stage theory; a person's thoughts at the moment he or she experiences something through the

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