Class Notes (808,126)
Canada (493,084)
Psychology (2,033)
PSYCH 101 (694)

Cognitive Psych October 11.pdf

5 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Waterloo
Richard Ennis

October 11 2011 Cognitive Psychology I – Memory Trumpet The Big Picture • Memory as Information Processing ◦ Stages and Events of Memory • Effortful Memory -When we are trying to learn and remember • Memory WithoutAwareness - When we remember things we do not realize we remember • The Fragility of Memory - Our memories are often a distorted view of reality Stages of Memory Video about man with damage to his hippocampus: Crucial for recording new memories Effortful Memory • How much do we retain? ◦ Not much for long in short-term memory ◦ We forget much of what we learn ◦ We can relearn it fairly quickly however • Cues that influence memory ◦ Semantic cues are helpful • Cues related to the self are even better • Context effects increase memory - mood and place of learning as memory cues • Interference in Memory - Learning names and learning Spanish after learning French Strategies to Improve Memory • Mnemonics: Make up a phrase where the first letter indicates something else EX. HeHenryLiesB/c.. • Chunking: Keep the list short; break larger info down into smaller parts. Ex. Phone # Memory WithoutAwareness ex. Recognize face, cannot recall name; Stuck on Test question • How priming can influence memory • Research withAmnesiacs ◦ Procedural memory Daniel Shafter: One of the first studi
More Less

Related notes for PSYCH 101

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.