Memories of Things Long Past
Recalling Long Term Memories
Recall vs. Retrieval
Levels of Processing Theory
"the degree to which new material is mentally analyzed matters"
Intensity of initial processing
Shallow vs. Deep level of processing
Semantic Processing (deepest level)
The Structure of Long-term Memory
Implicit "Non-Declarative" Memory
"Retention without remembering"
Skills and habits (Procedural)
Priming "exposure of word/concept makes it easier to recall related info"
In Class Demo:
The lofts Experiment (list of related words "smashed into")
You can "plant" a memory
"specific, important, or surprising event that is recalled easily with vivid imagery"
Source amnesia- memory for a material but can't recall where he/she encountered it.
Constructive Processes in Memory
Constructive Processes "memories are influenced by the meaning we give to events"
Schemas "Organized bodies of information stored in memory that bias the way new memory is
Biased- understanding, expectations, awareness, motivations Prejudice
The Effect of Question Wording on Memory