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Possible 6 mark examination questions: Memory

Remember the question could say `discuss' instead of `outline and evaluate' but this means
the same thing.

1) Outline and evaluate research into the capacity of STM (Bower and Springston)

Ao1- TO TEST THE EFFECT OF CHUNKING. 2 GROUPS OF PARTICIPANTS, BOTH GIVEN
LETTERS…

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Ao1 SUPPORTED BY CRAIK&TULVING AS SEMANTICALLY PROCESSED WORDS WERE
RECALLED THE MOST. DOESN'T EXPLAIN WHY THIS HAPPENS.

Research into explanations of memory

5) Outline and evaluate research into the multistore explanation of memory
( Murdock )
Ao1 TO TEST FREE RECALL. PARTICIPANTS GIVEN WORDS THEN ASKED TO RECALL
AS MANY…

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9) Outline and evaluate amnesia as an explanation of forgetting
Ao1 AMNESIA = MEMORY LOSS. THE TYPES ARE: ANTEROGADE= CAN REMEMBER
THE PAST BUT CAN'T LEARN NEW INFORMATION. RETROGADE= CAN'T REMEMBER
THE PAST BUT CAN LEARN NEW INFO. USUALLY OCCURS AFFECT TRAUMATIC EVENT
OR PHSYCIAL INJURY.

Ao2 HM CASE STUDY:…

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13) Outline and evaluate research into context as an explanation of forgetting (Godden
and Baddley )
Ao1 TO SEE IF CONTEXT AFFECTS MEMORY. PARTICIPANTS (who were divers) WERE
GIVEN LIST OF WORDS TO LEARN EITHER UNDERWATER OR ON A BEACH. THEY
WERE THEN TOLD TO RECALL EITHER IN THE SAME…

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