Module 27 - 16:46 Objective 27-1 To most people, memory is...

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16:46 Objective 27-1 To most people, memory is recall- the ability to retrieve information not in conscious awareness To a psychologist, memory is any sign that something learned has been retained Recognizing or relearning information also indicates memory The speed at which we relearn can also reveal memory If you once learned something and then forgot it, you probably will relearn it more quickly than you originally learned it Objective 27-2 When you encode into memory a piece of target information, such as the name of the person sitting next to you in class, you associate with it bits of information about your surroundings, mood, seating position, and so on These other bits of information act like tags, hints, or identifying marks on the target information= retrieval clues The best retrieval cues come from associations formed at the time we encode a memory To retrieve a specific memory from the web of associations, you first need to activate one of the strands that leads to it =
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Maas during the Fall '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Module 27 - 16:46 Objective 27-1 To most people, memory is...

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