Chapter 10 - Chapter 10 Memory 1. Memory is selective 2....

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Chapter 10 Memory 1. Memory is selective 2. Source misattribution a. The inability to distinguish an actual memory of an event from information you learned about the even elsewhere. 3. Flashbulb memory a. Memories of shocking or tragic events i. Remembering is an active process 4. Confabulation a. Confusion of an event that happened to someone else with one that happened to you or a belief that you remember something when it ever actually happened. i. You have thought it or heard about the imagined event many times ii. The imagine of the event contains a lot of details iii. The event is easy to imagine iv. You focus on your emotional reactions to the event rather than on what actually happened 5. Eyewitnesses a. Because memory is reconstructive, the testimony is not always reliable i. Subtle changes in the wording of questions can lead a witness to give different answers 6. Explicit memory a. Consciousness, intentional recollection of an event or of an item of information b. 2 methods i. Recall: the ability to retrieve and reproduce information encountered earlier ii. Recognition: the ability to identify previously encountered material 7. Implicit memory a. Unconscious retention in memory, as evidenced by the effect of a previously encountered information on current thoughts or actions i. Priming: a method for measuring implicit memory in which a person reads or listens to information and is later tested to see whether the information affects the performance on another type of task ii. Relearning method: a method for measuring retention that compares the time required to relearn material with the time used in initial learning of material 8. Sensory register – short-term memory (STM) – Long term memory (LTM)
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Chapter 10 - Chapter 10 Memory 1. Memory is selective 2....

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