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Ch6Cognitionnotes - Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology...

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Unformatted text preview: Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology Chapter 6 Distortions of Memory Reconstructive Retrieval Refers to schema-guided construction of episodic memories that alter and distort encoded memory representations. Reconstruction levels by losing details, assimilates by normalizing to fit expectations, and sharpens by embellishing details. Encoding Distortions Selection: Selective encoding of information that fits with prior knowledge. Interpretation: Inferences and suppositions are made to conform new material to activated schemas. Integration: Combining features of different events into a unified memory representation. Source Monitoring Source monitoring refers to evaluative processes that attribute mental experiences to either external (perceived) or internal (thought, imagined, or dreamed) sources. Discriminating internal from external sources is essential to avoid false memories of events. False Memories Verbal false memories occur when a list of semantically related words are perceived. semantically related words are perceived....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course PSYCH 312 taught by Professor Kellogg during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.

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