PSY270H1 Lecture Notes - Jargon, Yield Sign, Infor

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Published on 29 Jun 2011
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Psychology
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PSY270H1
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We can rely on our schema knowledge to remember information that fits in with our schema: we make mistakes when we are reconstructing a schema leading to false memories. Sachs" (1967), bartlett"s war of ghosts, misinformation effect, roediger and. Sulin and dooling (1974) provided evidence for the importance of previous knowledge on the accuracy of text recall: 2 groups, gerald martin strove to undermine the existing government to satisfy his political ambitions he became a ruthless, uncontrollable dictator. The ultimate effect of his rule was the downfall of his country: the other group was given the name hitler, the two groups were asked whether they remember reading the following statement: he hates the. Jews particularly and so persecuted them: results: hitler"s group was much more confident that the statement was in the text. B/c they remember hitler and their schema suggested stuff that wasn"t there. Four processes are thought to underlie our ability to use schemas and scripts efficiently.