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PY 101, Week 6

by: Ashley Bartolomeo

PY 101, Week 6 PY 101

Ashley Bartolomeo
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Notes on the rest of memory
Intro to Psychology
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ashley Bartolomeo on Sunday September 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PY 101 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by TBA in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Intro to Psychology in Psychology (PSYC) at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 09/25/16
Memory Distortion Continued Source Misattributions  Source misattribution: memory distortion that occurs when people misremember the time, place, person or circumstances involved with a memory o False Fame Effect: hearing a person’s name once and then hearing it again and thinking that they are a famous person o Sleeper Effect: hearing something once and are not persuaded by it but then over time continuing to hear it and then becoming persuaded by it  Brain gets used to it Type of Memory “Amnesia”  Source Amnesia: cannot remember how you learned the information (drinking, Alzheimer’s)  Cryptomnesia: when you read or see something and then think it is your idea o Example of plagiarism  You are more likely to recall information you heard first or last; the stuff in the middle kind of gets lost Eyewitness Testimony  Most cases of wrongful conviction are a result of incorrect eyewitness testimony o Accurate vs inaccurate witness?  People have a difficult time recognizing faces o In group vs out group  Easier to identify people of your own race  More likely to pay attention to a weapon Repressed, Suppressed, False Memories?  Freud: repression o Memory too traumatic so you push away  Research and suppression o Consciously choose to think or not think about a memory (rape victims)  Suggestibility and hypnosis o Become more susceptible to answer a question or think of something as their own memory


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