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Unformatted text preview: Memory • Memory: the capacity to retain and retrieve information • Flashbulb memories: dramatic positive or negative memory • Memories for traumatic events are more vivid than ordinary events-Main aspects of trauma remembered-Can distort details-Accuracy fades over time • How to measure memory – Recall: ability to recall information which has been learned earlier – Recognition: ability to identify previously encountered information – Relearning: effort is saved in having learned something before • Recall Task- Listing the 8 reindeer friends that were Rudolph’s friends • Recognition Task:- Which of the following questions Models of Memory • Information Processing Model: memory and mind are like a computer • Encoding: how to put information in, retain, store, and retrieve • Levels of Processing: different levels of processing impact encoding • Shallow Processing: emphasizes physical structure of stimulus • Intermediate Processing: emphasizes what a word sounds like • Deep Processing: emphasizes the meaning Three Box Model of Memory • Sensory Memory • Short Term Memory • Long Term Memory •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Fall '08