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The encoding process, and its role in LTM.

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This solution answers these questions as to what the encoding process is, and what role it plays in long-term memory. It also mentions several methods used to aide the encoding process.

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What is the encoding process? What role does encoding play in long-term memory?
According to Robinson-Riegler and Robinson-Riegler (2008) "the processes of remembering can be characterized in terms of three stages: encoding, storage, and retrieval" (p. 209). Encoding involves the acquisition of material, or how events are taken in, and the processes involved in this. For instance, one may form pictures of the material in their head, they may relate it to something they already know, or they may just keep repeating the material over and over again in the hope of remembering it (Robinson-Riegler & Robinson-Riegler, 2008).
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This solution answers these questions as to what the encoding process is, and what role it plays in long-term memory. It also mentions several methods used to aide the encoding process.

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Robinson-Riegler, G., and Robinson-Riegler, B. (2008). Cognitive psychology: Applying the science of mind. (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon.

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