Chapter 7. Memory

Chapter 7. Critical Thinking Questions

  • Compare and contrast implicit and explicit memory.
  • According to the Atkinson-Shiffrin model, name and describe the three stages of memory.
  • Compare and contrast some of the ways in which we encode information.
  • What might happen to your memory system if you sustained damage to your hippocampus?
  • Compare and contrast the two types of interference.
  • Compare and contrast the two types of amnesia.
  • You and your roommate spent all of last night studying for your psychology test. You think you know the material; however, you suggest that you study again the next morning an hour prior to the test. Your roommate asks you to explain why you think this is a good idea. What do you tell them?
  • Jurors place a lot of weight on eyewitness testimony. Imagine you are an attorney representing a defendant who is accused of robbing a convenience store. Several eyewitnesses have been called to testify against your client. What would you tell the jurors about the reliability of eyewitness testimony?


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