Lecture 15 - Memory PSY 12000: Fall 2011 Purdue University...

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PSY 12000: Fall 2011 Purdue University Dr. Eric D. Wesselmann Memory 15 Flashbulb Memories • Rich memories surrounding emotionally significant (probably “shocking”) events – Do not require elaboration to be remembered • However, they can be inaccurate – We tend to incorporate later experiences into our memories 16 Challenger Explosion “I remember this day vividly. I was at work and overheard a co-worker who had just gotten a phone call about it. I asked what she was talking about and she turned to me and said with a totally shocked expression "the Challenger exploded!" EVERYONE of a certain age knows exactly where they were when they heard about it. A very sad day.” 17 September 11, 2001 “I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower— the TV was obviously on. .. But I was whisked off there, I didn’t have much time to think about it.” 18
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19 Memory Problems 20 Expressive Writing and Test Anxiety • Extreme anxiety can reduce working memory
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course PSYC 120 taught by Professor Bethlebreton during the Fall '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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Lecture 15 - Memory PSY 12000: Fall 2011 Purdue University...

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