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Unformatted text preview: March 7, 2008 [Psychology] Levels of processing The degree of depth of mental processing that occurs when material is initially encountered determines how well it's later remembered Sensory Memory First memory stage that holds sensory information; relatively large capacity, but duration is only a few seconds ShortTerm memory Second memory stage that temporarily stores sensory information and decides whether to send it on to long term memory; capacity is limited to five to nine items and duration is about 30 seconds. Long term memory Third stage of memory that stores information for long periods of time; its capacity is virtually limitless, and its duration is relatively permanent. Maintenance Rehearsal Repeating information over and over to maintain it in short term memory. Increases duration in short term memory Chunking Grouping separate pieces of information into a single unit. Increases capacity in short term memory. Explicit (Declarative) Memory Subsystem within longterm memory that consciously stores, facts, information, and personal life experiences Semantic Memory A part of explicit memory that stores general knowledge; a mental encyclopedia or dictionary Psychology Review March 7, 2008 [Psychology] Episodic Memory A part of explicit memory that stores memories of personally experienced events; a mental diary of a person's life Psychology Review ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSYCH 1301 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at TAMU Intl..
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