What did we learn about memory active constructive

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Unformatted text preview: tive information • Distorted secondhand impressions (more extreme, sharpened) • Ideological distortions (biased in transmitting info) 4. What is pluralistic ignorance? What is an example? • Misperception of a group norm that results from observing people who are acting against their private beliefs for fear of social rejection • Not asking question in class 5. What did we learn about memory? • Active constructive process and involves forming inferences a. How does memory work? • People use cues or clues to build their memory • People use the current circumstances to inform their memory b. What are three ways memory can be biased? • Our memories of our past experiences (autobiographical memories) may not be accurate • Eyewitness testimony may be unreliable • Our assessments of improvement may be inaccurate 6. What are sharpening and leveling? • When telling stories, more important and interesting elements get emphasized (sharpening), and less important or interesting elements get de-­...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2014 for the course PSYC 201 taught by Professor Chen during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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