Psychology Lecture 24
Memory organization, cognition and affect, eyewitness identification
How does organization improve memory?
Is eyewitness testimony accurate?
Does mood influence memory?
o Some biochemical event
o Learning approach
o Semantic network
Memory as a network
o Associative networks
Network of linked ideas and concepts
Each concept represented by a node
The closer a node is to the central concept, the more closely is associated with
o Spreading activation
Activation of one concept leads to the activation of other concepts
Importance of memory organization
We impose structure
Cognition and affect
o How feelings influence memory
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