Specification A – Models of Memory The multi-store model including concepts of encoding, capacity and duration. Strength and weaknesses of the model The working memory model including its strengths and weaknesses B – Memory in everyday life
Produce a visual representation of cognitive psychology and its functions (e.g. memory, perception, thought processes)
Complete the key terms from this lesson and enter Sperling’s research into your research grid in your course pack
Lesson One: Intro to Cognitive Psychology
Write a list of things you have done this morning – did you need any memory skills to be able to do this?
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:
Using your course pack complete the reading and cognitive psychology questions for debate (15 minutes)
The rehearsal loop allows info to be maintained in STM for longer periods
A limited amount of info is held for a short time in STM
Rehearsal allows info to be moved to LTM for long term storageMultistore Model
2 minutes to revise the model – then you’ll need to fill it in in your packs
Definition: A set of limited capacity, modality-specific stores that hold information for a very brief period of time. Enable us to integrate information.
Examples: Circling a light, watching a cartoon/ soap
Unlimited Up to a lifetime 7+/-2 items
Mainly acoustic Seconds Mainly semantic