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Validity vs. reliability

Imagine that your centre or school is looking for an assessment instrument to measure reading ability. The selection has been narrowed to two possibilities: Test A shows measures of strong validity, but there is no information about its reliability; Test B includes measures of strong reliability, but there is no information abo

Learning and Memory Functionalism

Discuss the relationship between learning and memory from a functional perspective. Address why learning and memory are interdependent.

Reward and Punishment for Undesired Behavior

I need an "objective" conversational response on how well this person has done on their discussion topic, titled undesired behavior and punishment? Your expert objective response should contribute small amount new information related to the discussion topic that is unique and interesting. If using sources please use scholarly so

Positive and Negative reinforcers

1) The question that I have is how a positive reinforcement going to teach the child or person not to repeat the wrong behavior. Or I am I wrong in my thinking that a positive reinforcement is going to teach the child or person not to repeat the wrong behavior? 2) Is it true that the negative reinforcement is going to teach t

False Memories

You are considered to be an expert in false memories, and a local district attorney has therefore requested your expertise on the following case: See Attachment. The district attorney has asked that you create a presentation about false memory and explain how it might influence this case. He asks that you specifically address th

Memory Discussion

Could you please do an "objective" conversational response on how this person has done on their discussion on their discussion on memory? Your expert objective response should contribute thoughtful, unique and interesting information to add to their discussion. This is their discussion: I chose to write about "Why We Forg

Suggestion and Memory

On 1 August 1984, Ronald Cotton was arrested for sexual assault and was convicted in January 1985 on two counts of rape and one count of burglary based upon the eyewitness testimony of the victim, Jennifer Thompson. He was sentenced to life plus 54 years; however, in 1994, Cotton was exonerated based upon subsequent DNA testing

Memory Bias

Our minds are not video cameras that objectively record and play back all events we see and hear. One reason eyewitness information is often unreliable is that one or more memory processes can be affected. What are those three processes, and what factors can bias them?

Human memory

A great detail of controversy has surrounded the phenomenon of "false memory syndrome" and the implications that this has had in our society, particularly in legal realm. One of the most influential psychologists in the area of memory and eye witness testimony is Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, who has spent three decades as a research ps

Connecting Mind

How cognitive mapping might be applied to the improvement of long-term memory Reference(s) needed.

Arnold Sameroff's Risk Factors Related to IQ Scores

Arnold Sameroff and his colleagues developed an environmental risk scale - the scale was based on a number of features of the environment that put children at risk for low IQs such as: 1) head of household unemployed or working in low-status occupation 2) mother did not complete high school 3) at least four children in famil

Factors that distort memory

Please help me to understand factors that might influence and create distortions of memory. Then explain how one of those factors might create a memory distortion. Provide an example to support your response. Finally, explain three consequences of memory distortion in the context of eyewitness testimony. References: 1. Meeg

The History of the IQ Test and its Objectives

When Binet originally designed the "IQ test," his objective was to find a way of determining which children could benefit from specialized, additional help in their educational experience. In other words, he was not trying to find a way to sort out the "smart" kids from the "not so smart" students, but rather just to find the k

Research on Flashbulb Memories

Research that was done on flashblub memories by Olivier Luminet argues that, "these memories are not any more accurate than other memories after a certain amount of time has passed." I think I must respectfully disagree. Our text states that flashbulb memories are "vivid, highly detailed memories that endure, apparently unchange

Retrieve Memories

What I know about eyewitness testimonies is that they are not always accurate. Sometimes, they can be, but other times they aren't. I did like your example of trials in relation to eyewitness testimony. I know this also occurs with UFO's eyewitness accounts. Many times, there aren't any UFO's even though a person would swear th

Flashblub Memories: Pros and Cons

Reflecting back on the events that occurred on September 11, 2001, and knowing that everyone remembrance of the details of that day differs, which proves that the flashbulb memories of individuals differ just as well as their other types of memories of events that they have experienced. There is research called "Flashblub Me

Flashblub Memory

1). What are your thoughts on the content of this discussion below as it relates to Flashblub Memory. Do you agree or disagree? Why This person reflected back on the events that occurred on September 11, 2001 and this person will report as many details as they can remember about that day. This person may discuss which details

Flashblub Memory Discussion on the 9-1-1 Terrorist Attack

1). What are your thoughts on the content of this discussion below as it relates to flashblub memory. Do you agree or disagree? Why? This person reflected back on the events that occurred on September 11, 2001 and this person will report as many details as they can remember about that day. This person may discuss which detail

Flashbulb Memories

1).Reflect back on the events that occurred on September 11, 2001 and list six or more details that you can remember about that day. (If you choose, your details do not have to be too personal. They can be general in nature if you like) 2). Which details appear to be clearer than others? 3). Define," Flashbulb Memorie

Memory: Forgetting

Research indicates that sometimes efforts to retrieve memory fail. Context or content cues or multiple cues for the same memory increase the likelihood that the information can be accessed. In some cases, it is important to forget what has been learned, to replace one memory with another. That is why memory is considered constru

Retrieval and Memory Distortion

Most of us simply think that memories just happen as a result of experiences we encounter. But how are those memories really made? And how do we recall them? Memories can be created by effortful or passive behavior; in other words, we can work to create a memory, or it can "just happen". There are many factors that influence how

Reflection on human memory capabilities

Through one of my classes in psychology, I have found it fascinating that what we originally thought was just our memory, has now been broken down into short-term, long-term memory, implicit and explicit memory! This includes information processing and working memory too. I also have learned from our readings in one of my psycho

Cultural and social perspectives on memory

A discussion of the role of cultural and social influence on two of the following: eyewitness testimony, memory distortion, source memory, or recovered memories. Examining the movie "Forgetting" Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/27uw4rl. This video illustrates the reconstructive process of memory through forgetting. Us

Comparing Information Processing Models

What are your thoughts on the content of this discussion below as it relates to information processing. Do you agree or disagree? Why? This is their discussion: This person will compare and contrast Atkinson and Shiffrin's information processing modal model of memory with Baddeley and Hitch's working memory model. At

Discussion of Memory in Regards to Survival

What are your thoughts on the content of this discussion below as it relates to ones memory. Do you agree or disagree? Why? This is their discussion: Without memory, we would not be able to "transfer moment-to-moment conscious experience to memory" (Whitman, 2011). For example, it would be impossible to recall events, peop

Split Brain Patients

Provide an explanation of how split-brain patients demonstrate the organization of the brain. Describe two similarities and two differences between split brain patients and conjoined twins. Define "personhood" as it relates to split brain patients or conjoined twins.

Formation of Memory for Survival

I understand that cerebral cortex as well as the procedural memory could possibly be the most influential in the formation of memory for survival. Is the cerebral cortex part of the brain the most influential in the formation of memory for survival? Does the Procedural memory come from the cerebral cortex? If the cerebr

Memory is Vital to Survival

1). Watch the Memory Phenomenon video Retrieved from this link: http://tinyurl.com/2bqr47e and explain how does it support the evolutionary psychological belief that memory is a vital function of survival? 2). Explain how episodic memories can foster learning that contributes to survival. Provide an example 3). Explain