7-Memory - Memory Chapter 7 (Part 2) Distinctions within...

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1 Memory Chapter 7 (Part 2) Distinctions within Long-term Memory l Declarative memory is the ability to state a fact. n Long-term declarative memory is classified as either : m semantic or m episodic l Procedural memory is the memory of how to do something. l When we retrieve a memory, we reconstruct an account based partly on surviving memories and partly on expectations of what must have happened. l This reconstruction process can result in hindsight bias. l The False Memory Controversy n Reports of long-lost memories, prompted by clinical techniques, are known as recovered memories . n There have been examples of accurate and inaccurate memories constructed through clinical techniques.
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2 Memory for Traumatic Events l Repression of traumatic events is inconsistent with our understanding of the biological process of storing memory. l Research indicates that it is possible to forget a traumatic event, but whether this happens depends on a number of factors…
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course PSY 200 taught by Professor Craig during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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7-Memory - Memory Chapter 7 (Part 2) Distinctions within...

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