Reconstructive memory

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  • reconstructive memory
    • our memories aren't able to copy the exactly what we experience
    • we remember fragments of events
    • We fill in gaps of information when recalling
    • use knowledge of the world and previous experiences to guess what we should feel in
      • Use Schemata to help us fill in gaps
    • Schemata are pods of information aboutan event , person or palace
    • memory is reconstructive instead of reproduction
    • Can be tested scientifically by manipulating the IV and measuring the DV
      • theory is reliable
    • Evidence of support such as War of ghosts they filled in the gaps of info that made no sense
    • Explains how we reconstruct but not how we do it.
    • Parpicipants may be responding to demand charateristics in Bartletts study


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