PRACTICE REVISION QUESTIONS- unit 1 Memory

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Memory
1) Explain how the duration of STM
has been investigated. (5)
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Explain how studies of STM have been controlled. (4)
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3) Explain what research into STM has shown. (6)
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4a) Sally is a telephone sales executive. She has no problem remembering landline numbers
while she dials them but if she has to call a mobile, she cannot seem to remember the
number and often has to start again.…read more

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4b) Sally has noticed that even though she remembers landline numbers while she dials, by
the end of the call, she has forgotten them. Explain why this may be. (3)
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5) A researcher wanted to test the duration of STM. She showed ps 100 3-letter strings eg
KJN. Ps were asked to recall these after a set length of time of between 5 and 25 seconds.…read more

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Explain how the duration of LTM has been researched by psychologists. (6)
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Explain how encoding has been investigated by psychologists (6)
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9) Outline what research into LTM has shown (4)
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Outline the key features of the working memory model (6 marks)
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10b) Explain one strength of the working memory model (4 marks):
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Describe and evaluate the working memory model (12 marks).…read more

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Outline what research into the accuracy of EWT has shown. (4 marks)
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12) Suggest 2 reasons why the work of Loftus lacks validity.…read more

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A researcher wanted to investigate the effect of post-event information on EWT. She
arranged for a brown-haired male confederate with medium build to walk down the
corridor that a p was waiting for a `memory experiment' in and take a poster off the wall.
Shortly afterwards, ps in group 1 were asked by the experimenter if a slim, blond haired
man had walked down the corridor, and which way he had gone ­ he had some important
data belonging to the experimenter.…read more

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Which type of graph is this and why was it chosen?
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13c) Explain what the data shows (5).
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d) Write a suitable title on the bar chart and label the y axis.…read more

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