Memory

Learning outcomes:

 

By the end of the module, you should be able to:

 

  • outline what is meant by the term 'memory' and its subcomponents, including working memory, short-term memory and long-term memory

 

  • explain the processes of memory – encoding, storage and retrieval – and their influencing factors

 

  • explain what is meant by the term ‘working memory’ and its origins in research 

 

  • describe the subcomponents of working memory, storage capacity and modality and the principle of chunking

 

  • describe the different types of long-term memory, including semantic, episodic and procedural memory

 

  • identify and list some of the theories and experiments associated with long-term memory research

 

  • describe the processes involved in forgetting and some of the theories that have emerged from experimental research

 

  • classify and describe the memory disorders and disorders where memory problems are prominent

 

  • list some of the tests used to assess different aspects of memory.

 

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