Psychology Quiz

What is capacity?
The amount of information that can be stored in memory at any particular time
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What is duration?
The length of time that information can be held for
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What is encoding?
The way in which information is transferred or coded to be stored by sound or meaning
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What is retrieval?
When information stored in the memory is remembered
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How long does information stay in our sensory memory?
2 seconds
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What is our sensory memory capacity?
Only a few items
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What happpens if we pay attention to what's in our sensory memory?
It transfers to our short term memory
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What was the name of the study that investigated the duration of STM?
Nonsense Trigrams
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Who conducted the study into the duration of STM?
Peterson & Peterson
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What was the name of the study which investigated capacity in STM?
The Digit-Span Technique
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Who conducted the investigation into capacity into STM?
Jacobs
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Who investigated in STM about The Magic Number?
Miller
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What is the magic number?
7+/-2
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Who investigated encoding in STM?
Baddeley
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What did the investigaton into encoding show about STM?
That it encodes acoustically
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What did the investigaton into encoding show about LTM?
That it encodes semantically
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What is the capacity of LTM?
It's unlimited
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What is the duration of LTM?
A lifetime
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Who investigated the duration of LTM?
Bahrick et al
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