enfound Project
Chapter 2

Memory 3.1.2


Studies into memory cover a large area of human experience. Much of the research has been conducted in laboratories and is therefore, to some extent, using artificial situations to determine how memories are stored.

The results of research into this area of psychology can be beneficial to people who have suffered brain injuries either through accidents or from illness. The more we know about how it works the better chance we have of mending memory when it breaks.

When revising this section it is important to remember the possible effects of individual differences. Some people are much better at remembering faces and names while others are better remembering number.

Key Studies

Key Terms
  • Coding
  • Capacity
  • Chunking
  • Duration
  • Short Term Memory (STM)
  • Long-term Memory(LTM)
  • Working Memory Model (WMM)
  • Multi-Store Model (MSM)
  • Episodic Memory
  • Semantic Memory
  • Procedural Memory
  • Central Executive
  • Phonological Loop
  • Visio-Spatial Sketchpad (VSS)
  • Episodic Buffer
  • Interference
  • Proactive Interference
  • Retroactive Interference
  • Retrieval Failure
  • Eyewitness Testimony (EWT)
  • Misleading Information
  • Leading Questions
  • Cognitive Interview
  • Weapon Focus
  • Anxiety

Information to Support

Information to Question

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