Memory Demonstration Psychology Classes Day One or Two
I will share a list of words with you Your job is to try to recall all of them as best you can
Please have a blank sheet of paper and a writing implement handy for after the demonstration
So those are the words. On that blank sheet of paper, write your name, your full address, phone number and your parents’ names • This is what is called a “distracter activity”
Now, write the words you can recall—in any order I will be going around the room to see how you did.
Schema: A mental map or mental representation of an idea—made up of associations and connections
The brain: • Looks for patterns • Tries to make meaning wherever it can(e.g. clouds, ceiling tiles, etc.)