Subject Search for: Psychology / Memory
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1.1922 Semantic and Episodic Memory.
Some people can remember poems they learned in school fifty years ago but continually forget where they put their car keys. While we might think of memory as a giant pool into which we dip for all the information we need--a pool that gradually drains as we get older--researchers have discovered that we may have two types of memory, each performing a different function. One is semantic, or fact, memory and the other is episodic, or event, memory. This paper discusses the two types of memories in semantic and episodic memory. 2 pgs. 1 f/c. 1b.
Bibliography: 1 source(s) listed
Filename: 1922 Semantic Episodic Memory.doc
2.1995 Studying the Effects of Alcohol on Memory.
In experimental psychology research that studies the effects of alcohol on memory, there are significant differences in the ways "alcohol" and 'memory' are conceptualized. In the articles reviewed here, this paper will be drawing attention to the differences of context, that is, how the researchers have identified the relations of alcohol and alcoholism in contexts of studying memory processes. 3.5 pgs. 9 f/c. 6b.
Bibliography: 6 source(s) listed
Filename: 1995 Alcohol on Memory.doc
3.3944 Separating False Recollection from True Memory: The Problem of False Memory Syndrome.
This 8-page, 5-source piece analyzes the so-called "Repressed Memory Syndrome." The author discusses how the issue is controversial in that as the so-called victims are winning large settlements in courts, the number of therapists and cases is rising dramatically. While most psychiatrists admit that repressing traumatic memories does indeed happen, many do not believe in the existence of Repressed Memory Syndrome. The makes this case by discussing a slew of psychiatric evidence, all of which suggests that memory is not absolute, memories can certainly be created, and that the tools therapists use to revive memories can actually help create them. The most damning evidence against RMS has been findings which suggest that the social and legal goals of the rememberer can influence memory. The author closes by arguing that more research needs to be done into how memories are created and how they can be distinguished from false ones, so that actual victims of child abuse need not be trivializes. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Bibliography: 5 source(s) listed
Filename: 3944 False Memory Syndrome.doc
4.9225 Are Memory Tests Misleading?
This four-page undergraduate paper uses the article by Buchner and Wippich as the basis for a popular article - giving the important information, results, etc., but translating the technical language into normal use. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
Bibliography: 2 source(s) listed
Filename: 9225 Memory Tests Misleading.doc
This is a 6-page paper on specific questions that deal with the psychology and cognition of memory. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Bibliography: 3 source(s) listed
Filename: 9510 Memory.doc
6.6433 Memory and Child Psychology: An Annotated Bibliography.
This paper is an annotated bibliography of issues in memory and child psychology. It includes theoretical papers as well as books and articles on birth memories and "repressed-memory" theories. 9 pgs. Includes 12 sources.
Bibliography: 12 source(s) listed
Filename: 6433 Memory Child Psychology.doc
7.6811 Working Memory Model----Phonological Words and Long Term Memory.
This is a 13-page paper in APA style that covers the availability of long-term phonological representations that gives rise to the higher memory span for words than non-words according to the Braddely Working Memory Model. 13 pgs. Bibliography lists 21 sources.