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Unit 1: Memory.

Lesson 1.

Cognitive psychology Memory.

Short-term Memory; memory of immediate events. Last a very short time 7 disappear unless
they're rehearsed, has a limited duration & capacity of store. Use for comprehending language,
solving problems ect.

Long-term Memory; memory of past events, from 2 minutes to 100…

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Duration of Memory.

Peterson & Peterson (1959).

How letters remembered will be higher in a short amount of time compared to a longer
amount of time.
Investigating the duration of short term memory.
Sample of 24 students.
Given 3 letters for 3 seconds. Then had to count back aloud from…


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