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PSY 1101- Thursday, March 31. 2011
Types of Long-Term Memory
Explicit (declarative)
-with conscious recall
-Memory for what you know
- Facts-general knowledge (semantic memory)
- Personally experienced evens (episodic memory)
Implicit (nondeclarative)
-Cerebellum (also motor and balance)
-Memory of what you can do
- Skills-motor and cognitive
- Dispositions-classical and operant conditioning effects
1) Short Term Memory
a. Encoding
i. Placing info into short term memory
ii. Verbal information (words, numbers, letters etc.)
b. Storage
i. Very limited
ii. Cannot hold very much information in s.t
c. Retrieval
2) Long Term Memory
a. Meaning
i. Semantic (reading)
ii. Imagery
b. Encoding
c. Storage
i. We don’t know how much info a person can store
ii. Unlimited amount of space
d. Retrieval
i. Will perform better if one has good retrieval que
3) Hindering
a. Interference Theory
Proactive and Retroactive Interference
RETROACTIVE- Learn A (INTERFERENCE) --Learn B = Memory Loss for A
PROACTIVE- Learn A (INTERFERENCE) -- Learn B = Memory Loss for B

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