Psych terms Chapter 5

Psych terms Chapter 5 - Chapter 5-Memory Memory-the ability...

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Chapter 5-Memory Memory -the ability to store and retrieve information over time Encoding -the process by which we transform what we perceive, think, or feel into an enduring memory Storage -the process of maintaining information in memory over time Retrieval -the process of bringing to mind information that has been previously encoded and stored Elaborative encoding -the process of actively relating new information to knowledge that is already in memory Visual imagery encoding -the process of storing new information by converting it into mental pictures Organizational encoding -the act of categorizing information by noticing the relationships among a series of items Memory storage -the process of maintaining information in memory over time Sensory memory store -the place in which sensory information is kept for a few seconds or less Iconic memory -fast decaying store of visual information Echoic memory -a fast decaying store of auditory information Short term memory store -place where nonsensory information is kept for more than a few seconds but less than a minute Rehearsal -the process of keeping information in short term memory by mentally repeating it Chunking -combining small pieces of information into larger clusters or chunks that are more easily held in short
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