Lecture on March 6th: Memory and Social Cognition

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Department
Psychology & Brain Sciences
Course
PSYCH 350
Professor
Lori Astheimer Best
Semester
Spring

Description
Developmental Psychology, Lecture on March 6th Chapters eight and nine: Memory and social cognition Memory: recognition memory, the ability to identify whether a stimulus has previously been encountered. recall memory, the ability to reproduce stimuli that one has previously encountered. episodic memory, the memory for events that took place at a specific time and place. semantic memory, the memory for general concepts and facts. Improving memory abilities in infants: more likely by the end of the first year to disregard contextual cues.  better able to remember things learned in one place but tested in another. process information more rapidly.  less training/study time. retain information for longer.  imitation studies. o six month olds - 24 hours. o nine month olds - five weeks. o twenty month olds - one year. explicit memory, conscious recollection of a p
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