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Unformatted text preview: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psych 7A/Psych Beh 9 1 Announcements Midterm 2 is Thursday. It will be the same format as Midterm 1 75 multiple choice questions. It will cover Chapters 6-10 (from the beginning of Chapter 6 until the end of Chapter 10). Bring a Scantron- F288-PAR-L, a pencil, and your UCI ID. A different seating chart will be used. Please wait outside until we have the exam room ready. I will not be holding office hours this week. INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psych 7A/Psych Beh 9 2 Outline Memory (cont.) False Memories Improving your memory Thinking (cognition) Concepts Problem Solving Language Acquisition Development Intelligence Overview The Origins of Testing The Flynn Effect INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psych 7A/Psych Beh 9 3 Retrieval Failure Although the information is retained in the memory store, it cannot be accessed. Tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) is a retrieval failure phenomenon. Given a cue (What makes blood cells red?) the subject says the word begins with an H (hemoglobin). INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psych 7A/Psych Beh 9 4 Motivated Forgetting Motivated Forgetting: People unknowingly revise their memories. Repression: A defense mechanism that banishes anxiety-arousing thoughts, feelings, and memories from consciousness. Sigmund Freud Culver Pictures INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psych 7A/Psych Beh 9 5 Why do we forget? Forgetting can occur at any memory stage. We filter, alter, or lose much information during these stages. INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psych 7A/Psych Beh 9 6 Memory Construction While tapping our memories, we filter or fill in missing pieces of information to make our recall more coherent. Misinformation Effect: Incorporating misleading information into one's memory of an event. INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psych 7A/Psych Beh 9 7 False Memories INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psych 7A/Psych Beh 9 8 Eyewitnesses reconstruct their memories when questioned about the event. Misinformation and Imagination Effects Depiction of the actual accident. INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psych 7A/Psych Beh 9 9 Misinformation Group A: How fast were the cars going when they hit each other? Group B: How fast were the cars going when they smashed into each other? INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psych 7A/Psych Beh 9 10 Memory Construction A week later they were asked: Was there any broken glass? Group B ( smashed into) reported more broken glass than Group A ( hit ) . INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psych 7A/Psych Beh 9 11 Are memories of abuse repressed or constructed?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH 7A taught by Professor Dr.lofgren during the Fall '10 term at UC Irvine.

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