What is sensory memory? Short term memory? Long term memory? Working memory?
What is encoding?
What are automatic and effortful processing?
What is the capacity for short term memory? For long term memory? What is chunking? What are mnemonics?
What are explicit and implicit memory?
Within explicit memory, be able to name and give examples of the two types. Which two brain areas are crucial for storing explicit memories?
Within implicit memory, be able to name and give examples of the two types. Which two brain areas are crucial for storing implicit memories?
Define and give examples of recall, recognition, and relearning as measures of memory.
What is the difference between availability and accessibility?
How does the context of learning something affect your memory for it? How does a person’s mood affect his/her memory?
What are four explanations for forgetting?
What is the Freudian idea of “repression”? Is this concept of repression supported or unsupported by memory research?
What is the misinformation effect? Be able to provide an example?
What is the effect of repeatedly imagining some action that you never did? (For example, repeatedly imagining breaking a window with your hand.)
Can you use your feelings of confidence or persistence to know whether your memory for an event is true or false? What does show a difference between true and false memories?
Your book lists 7 tips for improving memory. Try to remember all of them!