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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