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Unformatted text preview: FREDRIC BARTLETT (1886-1969) said experience not recorded like a frozen snapshot we create a memory as an experience based on what happened to us in past experience emotions from past shape perception of present this is basis of modern schema theory schema is like a script that is filled in by present unconscious mental representations of events, situations, processes stored in memory that lead you to expect experience to be organized in certain ways e.g. schema for attending classes if class empty cancel/wrong room Purpose of schemata: * framework to fit new information * helps you to draw inference--stereotype * to streamline process of retrieving information People tend to recall " need to know " information Effects of cues on Retrieval from LTM more links easier to recall Reconstructive Memory-eye witness? we reconstruct memories as time passes...
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- Fall '08