Memory Types Part 2 AQA A

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  • Created on: 06-05-16 20:57

1. What is some evidence for the WMM?

  • Bahrick et al : Yearbook photos
  • Robins et al: memorizing chess while generating random letters or saying 'the' in time with a metronome.
  • Glanzer and Kunitz : Ps immediate recall or delayed recall
  • Richardson finds it hard to falsify, hard to test it's validity
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2. Weaknesses of the multi-store model?

  • Explains why we can remember the most recent and last of a list
  • Rote rehearsal is not the only way of remembering things
  • Explains why people with brain damage can remember past evens while not laying down new memories
  • Doesn't explain why revision is impossible

3. What are the components of the WMM?

  • Episodic Buffer, Phonological loop, Visio- spatial scratchpad, Central Executive, LTM
  • Switchboard, Mainframe and USB
  • Critical period, Sensory period,
  • Visual store, Episodic store, Language store, LTM and Central executive

4. Which of these is in the Phonological Loop?

  • Visuo-spatial scratchpad
  • Sensory memory
  • Articulatory Control System
  • Episodic Buffer

5. What is a strength of the WMM?

  • Not much is known about the most important of the components
  • Baddeley et al's word length effect and pointer with F study
  • Richardson finds it hard to falsify, hard to test it's validity
  • Articulatory control suppression makes us feel slugish

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