Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology PSY 200
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Memory Types of Memory Ebbinghaus s approachHermann Ebbinghaus pioneered the experimental study of memory by testing his own ability to memorize and retain lists of nonsense syllables Methods of testing memorythe free recall method reveals only relatively strong memories 0 Progressively weaker memories can be demonstrated by the cued recall recognition and savings methods 0 Implicit memories are changes in behavior under conditions in which the person cannot verbalize the Suspect linessuspect lines are an example of the recognition method of testing memory 0 Unfortunately witnesses sometimes choose the best available choice and then decide they are sure 0 Psychologists have recommended ways to decrease inaccurate ids Children as eyewitnesseseven young children can provide accurate eyewitness reports if they are asked unbiased questions soon after the event The information 11 uwssin i d to the infurti r model information progresses from shortterm memory to longterm memory Short term and long term memoryshortterm memory has the capacity of only a few items in normal adults although chunking can enable us to store much information in each item 0 Longterm memory has a huge capacity while shortterm memories fade over time if not rehearsed partly because of interference from similar memories Working memorycurrent researcher identify working memory as a system for dealing with current information including the ability to shift attention back and forth among tasks as necessary