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Memory is Vital to Survival

1). Watch the Memory Phenomenon video Retrieved from this link: 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

Memory is the Mind's Storehouse

Over the years I have learned that memory is the mind's storehouse. I also learned that our memory holds information necessary for survival, and embraces the richness and texture of individual lives. In addition, memory can be a tool to fame and fortune or a traitor at the most inopportune moment. 1). My first question is ho

Man without a Memory- Clive Wearing Response

View the following video—Man without a Memory- Clive Wearing. How would you define the relationship between learning something and remembering it? What specific region of Clive's brain is damaged to result in this memory loss? How do you explain Clive's loss of memory for most things, despite his lasting memory

Declarative and Procedural Memories and subtypes

An example of declarative memory and identify its subtype and one example of procedural memory and identify its subtype. Explain one way declarative memory loss and one way procedural memory loss can impact an individual's life.

A False Memory Experiment

Describe a false memory experiment and any procedures which can increase or reduce the occurrences of false memories when reporting eyewitness events.

Learning, Memory, Thinking, Language and Intelligence

Can you please help me explain what are the connections between learning, memory, thinking, language, and intelligence? Use specific theories or examples for support. How do you think these functions and abilities stand alone or work together to honor the creative way God has designed each of us? What spiritual truths can you gl

Memory Perception and Attention

1. Fodor presents four alternative mental structures. Provide opinion and support for which of the four is superior to the others. 2. Compare Cui et al., Kelley & Lavie, and Ericsson & Kintsch regarding their overlapping methods. Design an experimental approach to further verify the Ericsson-Kintsch argument for the existenc

Analyzing Neurological Disorders

1) Analyze Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curves and what they tell us about memory, remembering, forgetting, time, etc 2) Please show a diagram of the areas of the brain and explain what they do 3) Compare and contrast neurological disorders and their effects on individuals (e.g., Broca's Aphasia, Wernicke's Aphasia, Retrograde/An

Memory changes during lifetime

Read: Memory and Aging: Selected Research Directions and Application Issues Please give me a brief description of symptoms of memory changes during the lifetime, then compare the implications of expected changes in aging such as declines in working memory capacity and speed of processing with pathological conditions such as a

Forgetting: Description of Memory as a Psychological Tool

Forgetting or inability to recollect memory can occur as the result of many different types of actions, for example, one may not have the correct cue for retrieval. However, there are some arguments that forgetting is an intentional act and that, in order to forget something, one must make a conscious effort to do so -- memory r

Cognitive Memory Models and Social Psychology

Cognitive Memory Models/Social sychologists describe social cognitive memory models as the internal, mental system for identifying and remembering stimuli. Although there are a number of social cognitive memory models, the focus in this discussion is the distinction between the schema, prototype and exemplar models. A schema may

Social Cognitive Memory and Attention

Attention, Encoding, and Social Cognitive Memory focus on the saliency, vividness, and accessibility of information, which influences attention. Explore social cognitive memory models as they relate to attention and encoding. Attention is the cognitive process wherein specific focus is given to particular stimuli (Raghubir & Val

Memory Distortions

Please help with a literature review to find at least one peer-reviewed article not older than 10 years old, concerning a research study for Memory distortions. Can you please help to summarize the article.and include a brief description of research study and design. Examine the nature of memory distortion in relation to th

Theory of Emotions: Mood Memory Theory

Provide a brief description of a theory of emotion and why this theory is optimal for the classification of emotions. What is the SPAARS model and how does it related to a theory of emotions?

Perception and Attention

In about 300 words explain the relationship between perception and attention. Provide specific examples in your explanation.

Trauma Induced Catastrophic Memory

The original post: "Regarding a very common yet potentially debilitating occurrence that we observe, let's take a look at this. Many people who experience either direct or indirect trauma respond in different ways, but one common occurrence that happens is that they may be able to recall every detail and still have difficulty ta

Designing a Research Experiment on Memory Recall and Group-Think

Earlier on, I have proposed in undertaking an experimental research to explore the topic of false/fabricated memories in line with the phenomenon of groupthink. I have chosen this particular topic in forensic psychology as memory is an interesting topic to explore particularly because memory is the basis of eyewitness testimony.

Creating memory distortion

Please help with the following problem. I need help with explaining how factors can influence and create distortions of memory, and how one of those factors can create a memory distortion. Would you please provide me with an example? I understand better that way. Also, can you explain three consequences of memory distortion

Anterograde Amnesia and Precipitous Loss of Semantics

Can someone help me understand the comparison between the declines in working memory capacity and speed of processing with a pathological condition such as anterograde amnesia and the precipitous loss of semantics? I am starting with a description of symptoms of memory changed during an individual's lifetime.

Understanding the Concept of the Working Memory Model

I am struggling to understand the concept of the working memory model. Can someone help me understand the working memory model by providing an example of an experienced short-term memory loss, and help me explain the example of the short-term memory loss within the context of the working memory model. Also, what is a strategy I

Learning and Memory Disorders

Provide an example of a learning disorder and an example of a memory disorder as classified in the DSM-IV-TR (these are different from the behavioral disorders listed in the manual). Describe these disorders. How might a clinician evaluate each of these (what methods or instruments would be used)?


As situations can be made inward or displayed outwardly, describe a real situation in which information can take on either form. Describe with great detail how those theories of attention can be made applicable to the given situation. Expand on those social and/or cultural factors which might influence attention in both this sit

Theories of Attention and the Guided Search Theory

Can someone help with a brief comparison of one early theory of attention to the guided search theory of attention? Also, please help with describing how these theories can apply to visual search. What is an example of one cultural and one social variable that might influence attention?

Memory and Instructional Strategies

How does understanding how memory works impact instructional strategies? Give an example of how sensory memory can be used in the classroom. Provide examples of instruction that require the use of short-term and long-term memory. How can you aid memorization during instruction? What works best for you when required to commit fac

Aspects of Psychology - Memory

You have probably noticed in your educational career that some people are very good at remembering facts and therefore do well at tests that require memorization. Other students, on the other hand, struggle with tests that require memorization. To understand how memory works, this exercise will ask you to trace the memory system