120A Day 1 Notes (Intro and Basics)
120A Day 1 Notes (Intro and Basics) Psych 120A
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by rallen17 Notetaker on Monday March 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psych 120A at University of California - Los Angeles taught by Castel, A.D in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 194 views.
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Date Created: 03/28/16
Housekeeping no discussion section this week lecture notes available online textbook must be 6th edition preview lecture slides before class each exam is 60 multiple choice questions worth 40% of your grade Memory the more names you know, the harder it is to remember names association mnemonic o associations, illusions, tie to knowledge o help to enhance memory thru imagery STM= short term memory LTM= long term memory we are all students of our own memory (we can be better at understanding it) Good memory computer can remember but has limits human can't remember as well but its unlimited when do we need verbatim recall? eyewitness, songs, poetry what is memory used for? retrieve related items o temporally related (events in sequence), conceptually related o retrieve info usefully a bad analogy for memory: It's a DVD in the head > this analogy is wrong encoding: record on an electronic disk maintenance: store the DVD in drawer retrieval: play disk back perception does not equal memory repetition of visual doesn't lead to memory decay or interference? Example drawing a penny: memory blends, interference with other coins, object recognition, recall vs recognition, attention, memory, decision making draw apple icon: just because we see something doesn't mean it is long term memory memory isn't due to just seeing it Prospective memory: remembering something in the future (event/time based) example: remembering to come to class