P Lec Notes 101210 - Psych Lectures Notes 10/12/10 Memory...

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Psych Lectures Notes 10/12/10 Memory -Flashbulb memories: dramatic positive or negative memory -Memories for traumatic events are more vivid than ordinary events -Main aspects of trauma remembered -Can distort details -Accuracy fades over time -Cohort differences in flashbulb memories; personal recollections of 9/11 or Columbine -How to measure memory -Recall: ability to retrieve information which has been learned earlier -Recognition: ability to identify previously encountered information -Relearning: effort is saved in having learned something before -Models of Memory -Information Processing Model: memory and mind are like a computer -Encoding: how to put information in, retain, store, and retrieve -Levels of Processing: different levels of processing impact encoding -Process – analogous to information processing by a computer -Encoding – involves forming a memory code. Entering data through keyboard -Storage – involves maintaining encoded info in memory over time. Saving data onto hard drive -Refer to PPT -Three Box Model of Memory -Sensory Memory -Short Term Memory -Long Term Memory -Sensory Memory -retains for 1-2 seconds -acts as a holding bin -~1/2 second in visual subsystem -longer in auditory systematic -decides if it is worth processing -Short Term -holds limited amounts of information for up to 20-30 seconds
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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P Lec Notes 101210 - Psych Lectures Notes 10/12/10 Memory...

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