Chapter 7 Memory. Memory. Memory is a general term for the storage, retention and recall of events, information and procedures.
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You answer the telephone at your new receptionist job with the name of the your former employer’s firm. What kind of interference caused this embarrassing slip-up?
The bonus question on your Introductory Psychology test asks you to name the stages of the human sleep cycle.
You are on a game show and the question that you must answer is “_________ is the city that is home to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame.”
You answer more questions on the subject of molecular biology correctly on the comprehensive semester final than you did on the chapter test two months earlier.
Relearning or Savings
While at a hardware store, you are looking at several shades of light green paint in hopes of repainting the walls of your home in that exact shade.
them for a lifetime. Your address from years ago is probably in your long-term memory and will continue to be for the rest of your life.
A Vietnam War Veteran who was involved in several very intense and violent campaigns has been medically monitored for years. He has lower than normal levels of cortisol. How would this affect his memory?
Who do you think tends to get better grades in a course, students who read the book quickly or those who read the book slowly?
The slow pokes
How would level-of-processing be useful to aspiring actors?
It would help them memorize their lines more effectively.
In order to ace your comprehensive Introductory Psychology final exam, should you immediately review this chapter, or should you schedule some review of the first two or three chapters?
Start reviewing the earlier material
You have learned to play the guitar. What type of memory is involved in playing a song for your friends?
You play guitar at a party for your friends. Later you remember the good time you had playing for them. What type of memory is involved in remembering this?
“ b” is implicit memory
What kinds of memory are most impaired in frontal lobe dementia patients and patients like H.M.? What kinds are least impaired?
Declarative or explicit memories are most impaired.
Procedural or implicit memories are least impaired.