New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Memory - Introducing Psychology (Chapter 6)

by: April Sapp

Memory - Introducing Psychology (Chapter 6) 81067

Marketplace > University of North Carolina - Greensboro > Psychology (PSYC) > 81067 > Memory Introducing Psychology Chapter 6
April Sapp

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

These notes cover chapter 6, Memory, in the Introducing Psychology textbook.
General Psychology (PSY 121)
Jason E. Strickhouser
Class Notes
Psychology, memory, short term memory, Intro to Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, long, term, memory recall
25 ?




Popular in General Psychology (PSY 121)

Popular in Psychology (PSYC)

This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by April Sapp on Tuesday September 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 81067 at University of North Carolina - Greensboro taught by Jason E. Strickhouser in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see General Psychology (PSY 121) in Psychology (PSYC) at University of North Carolina - Greensboro.


Reviews for Memory - Introducing Psychology (Chapter 6)


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 09/13/16
Chapter 6: Memory Which is most effective, semantic, rhyme, or visual judgment? Semantic encoding. It is associated with increased activity in the lower left part of the frontal lobe and the inner part of the left temporal lobe, which is associated with successful memory retention. How does visual encoding influence memory? Using visual memory to encode words and other verbal information creates two different mental placeholders – a visual one and a verbal one – which gives you two different ways to remember. Why might mentally organizing the material for an exam enhance your retrieval of that material? People tend to be able to recall a plethora of information more easily when it is organized into categories. How long is information held in iconic and echoic memory before it decays? Iconic memory decays in one second or less, and echoic memory decays in about five seconds. Why is it helpful to repeat a telephone number you're trying to remember? Every time you repeat the number, you are reentering it into your short-term memory, giving it a longer shelf-life. When is a consolidated memory vulnerable to disruption? When it is being recalled. How does building a memory produce a physical change in the nervous system? The electrical current between the synapse and neurons grow a stronger connection, which lasts for hours or even weeks. Should students spend more time testing themselves on material (retrieval) or studying it over and over? Retrieval; it produces much higher levels of recall than studying information over and over. How can retrieval induced forgetting occur during conversations? When a memory is selectively shared without mentioning related information, it may be harder remembering omitted events. How is brain activity different when trying to recall versus successfully recalling? Trying to recall information controlled by a different part of the brain than successfully recalling. What type of memory is it when you just “know how” to do something? Procedural memory. How does priming make memory more efficient? Being exposed to stimuli before trying to explicitly retrieve a memory makes some information more accessible. What form of memory uses mental time travel? Episodic memory. How does episodic memory help us imagine our futures? It allows us to recombine elements of past experience in new ways so that we can mentally try out different versions of what might happen. Why does a collaborative group typically recall fewer items than individuals recalling items on their own? Retrieval strategies used by some members of the group disrupts those used by others when the group recalls items together. When does forgetting occur most rapidly? Soon after an event occurs. How is memory affected for someone whose attention is divided? Absentminded forgetting occurs. Why is Snow White's name easier to remember than Mary Poppins' name? Snow White is a descriptive name and Mary Poppins is an arbitrary name. What can explain a deja vu experience? A present situation that is similar to a past experience may trigger a general sense of familiarity that is mistakenly attributed to having been in the exact situation previously. How can eyewitnesses be misleading? Suggestibility, which is the tendency to incorporate misleading information from external sources into personal recollections. How does your current outlook color your memory of a past event? Sometimes, what people remember from their past says less about what actually happened than about what they think, feel, or believe now. How does emotional trauma affect memory? Shocking events cause us to be hyper-aware and maintain a better memory of those events, The amygdala responds strongly to emotional events. How are we better off with imperfect memories? If we didn't gradually forget information over time, our minds would be cluttered with details that we no longer need.


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Janice Dongeun University of Washington

"I used the money I made selling my notes & study guides to pay for spring break in Olympia, Washington...which was Sweet!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.