Developmental Psychology, Lecture on March 6th
Chapters eight and nine: Memory and social cognition
recognition memory, the ability to identify whether a stimulus has previously
recall memory, the ability to reproduce stimuli that one has previously
episodic memory, the memory for events that took place at a specific time and
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.
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