Psychology - Memory

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Anxiety
An unpleasant emotional state that is often accompanied by increased heart rate and rapid breathing.
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Capacity
This is a measure of how much can be stored in memory.
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Central Executive
Monitors and coordinates all other mental functions in working memory.
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Coding
The way information is changed so that it can be stored in memory.
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Cognitive Interview
A police technique for interviewing witnesses to a crime.
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Cues
Things that serve as a reminder.
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Duration
A measure of how long a memory lasts before it is no longer available.
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Episodic Buffer
Receives input from many sources, temporarily stores this information, and then integrates it in order to construct a mental episode of what is being experienced.
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Episodic Memory
Memory from one's personal past experiences.
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Eyewitness Testimony
The evidence provided in court by a person who witnessed a crime, with a view to identify the perpetrator.
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Interference
An explanation for forgetting in terms of one memory disrupting the ability to recall another.
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Leading Question
A question that, either by its form or content, suggests what answer is desired.
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Long Term Memory
Memory for past events - potentially unlimited capacity and tends to be coded semantically.
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Memory
The storage and retrieval of information.
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Misleading Information
Supplying information tat may lead a witness' memory of a crime to be altered.
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Multi-Store Model
An explanation of memory based on three separate stores and how information is transferred between these stages.
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Phonological Loop
Codes speech sounds in working memory, typically involving maintenance rehearsal.
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Post-Event Discussion
A conversation between co-witnesses after a crime has occurred, which may lead to a census view of what happened.
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Proactive Interference
Past learning interferes with current attempts to learn something.
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Procedural Memory
Memory for how to do things.
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Retrieval Failure
Occurs due to an absence of cues.
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Retroactive Interference
Current attempts to learn something interferes with past learning.
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Semantic Memory
Shared memory for facts and knowledge.
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Sensory Register
The information at the senses.
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Short Term Memory
Memory for immediate events - limited capacity and duration - coded acoustically.
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Visua-Spatial Sketchpad
Codes visual information in terms of separate objects as well as the arrangement of these objects in one's visual field.
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Working Memory Model
An explanation of the memory used when working on a task.
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Encoding Specificity Principle
Memory is most effective if information that was present at encoding is also available at the time of retrieval.
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Context-Dependent Forgetting
Highest recall when the initial context matches the recall environment.
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State-Dependent Forgetting
The mental state you are in at the time of learning can also act as a cue.
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This is a measure of how much can be stored in memory.

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Monitors and coordinates all other mental functions in working memory.

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The way information is changed so that it can be stored in memory.

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A police technique for interviewing witnesses to a crime.

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