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General Psychology Week 7 Notes

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General Psychology Week 7 Notes PSY 1410

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Chapter 6- Memory Memory review Reasons for forgetting/ problems with retrieval context and state dependency
General Psychology
Dr Catherine Crooks
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Psychology, General Psychology, PSY 1410, Dr. Crooks
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Date Created: 03/03/16
Week 7 Notes Thursday, March 3, 2016 (Professor Dr. Catherine Crooks) MEMORY REVIEW (from previous class) 1. Three types of memory- I. Sensory, short-term, long-term 2. 3 Memory processes I. Encoding, storage, retrieval 3. Memory techniques I. Attention, repetition, rhyming, linking, personal, visualization Suppression vs repression Motivated forgetting (I’m not going to think about this) vs something (traumatic) being forgotten unintentionally False memory study- college students were implanted with a false memory of a crime they committed, aided by some true facts and cognitive techniques such as social pressure and visualization. Results- 70% of those students were convinced they committed a crime that did not occur, and by the third session of the study they had constructed the scenario of the crime. Inference & Forgetting -(Minimi & Dallenbach, 1946)  Cockroach study o Dark avoidance task taught o During retention, mobile or immobile o Savings in relearning plotted  College student study (Jenkins & Dallenback, 1924) o Learn lists of CVC nonwords o During retention, sleep or normal activity o Mean percent recall plotted  Cockroaches vs college students, o More memory retention in cockroaches Reasons we forget: Interference- other memories interfere with or prevent retrieval of some particular memory Retroactive interference- new memory interferes with old information Ex. old phone number, new, old password, new, old address, new, etc. or learning a new language esp. if languages are similar Proactive interference- old memory interferes with remembering new information Ex. calling current bf/gf the name of an ex, or memories of where you parked your car on campus the past week interferes with ability to find car today Inadequate Retrieval Cues:  Too few associations during encoding o Context dependent  Memories are helped or hindered by similarities or differences between the context in which they are learned  Ex. studying in the same room as an exam may increase your score, or sitting in a similar or the same spot as while in class may increase memory (not by significant amount increases) o State dependent  Memories are helped or hindered by similarities or differences in a persons internal state during learning  Ex. drinking alcohol/smoking weed and then studying will change your internal state and therefore retention  Laboratory settings- when a person is feeling positive they’re more likely to see and remember things positively or the same with sadness (happy vs. depressed people group viewing neutral expression faces and rated them as happy vs. sad) Decay Theory - Memories fade away or decay gradually if unused -Ability to retrieve info declines with time after original encoding Biological Basis of Memory  Amnesia- severe memory loss (severe head trauma, emotional or psychological trauma, drug and alcohol use, dementia, etc.)  Retrograde amnesia- loss of memory for events prior to brain damage; can include event itself  Anterograde amnesia-loss of memory for events and facts that occur after brain damage, inability to form new memories o Clive Wearing- man with retrograde and anterograde amnesia, the man with no memory Improving memory  Mnemonic devices (poems, acronyms, etc.)  Narratives  Distributed practice  Studying in depth  Visual imagery  Keywords


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