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PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology - Textbook

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the three basic functions of memory
  • Describe the three stages of memory storage
  • Describe and distinguish between procedural and declarative memory and semantic and episodic memory
  • Explain the brain functions involved in memory
  • Recognize the roles of the hipocampus, amygdala, and cerebellum
  • Compare and contrast the two types of amnesia
  • Discuss the unreliability of eyewitness testimony
  • Discuss encoding failure
  • Discuss the various memory errors
  • Compare and contrast the two types of interference
  • Recognize and apply memory-enhancing strategies
  • Recognize and apply effective study techniques


Click on the links below to access the assigned reading.

     8.1 How Memory Functions
     8.2 Parts of the Brain Involved with Memory
     8.3 Problems with Memory
     8.4 Ways to Enhance Memory


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