PSYA1 Memory Improvement methods

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    • method of loci
      • Requires you to associate what will be learned with a specific place (rooms in a house) or image so items are double encoded
    • organisation hierachies
      • I'm in my house, which is in Bath, which is in England, which is in Great Britain
    • encoding specificity principle
      • memory is most effective when information available at encoding is also present at retrieval
    • Acronyms
      • where a word is formed using the initial letter of other words e.g. OMG, NASA
    • Acrostics
      • Using the first letter of each word to create a poem or sentence e.g Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vein
    • peg words
      • Good for memorising ordered list of words through visual association.

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