Psych202 Midterm Two Study Guide

Psych202 Midterm Two Study Guide - Psych202 Midterm Two...

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Psych202 Midterm Two Study Guide Term Definition Amnesia The loss of memory for personal important information…usually painful. Mostly an organic cause, but can be psychogenic. Childhood/infantile amnesia Inability to remember what happened as a baby Confabulation Thinking that something that happened to someone else happened to you. Cue-dependent forgetting The inability to remember because of lack of cues Decay theory The theory that information in memory eventually disappears if it is not used. Declarative memories Memories of facts, rules, concepts and events Elaborative rehearsal Association of new memory with already stored knowledge and analysis of new info in order to make it memorable. Episodic memories Memories of personally experienced events and the contexts in which they occurred Explicit memory Conscious, intentional recollection of an event or of an item of information. Implicit memory Unconscious retention in memory. Past experiences affecting thoughts. Maintenance rehearsal Repetition of material in order to maintain its availability in memory. Mnemonics Strategies and tricks for improving memory, like using a verse or formula Parallel distributed processing A model of memory in which knowledge is
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