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Memory // AP Psychology

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  1. James is memorizing a list of tools to remember when he heads to home depot: screwdriver, hammer, nail, pitchfork, drill, rotor, wrench, wedge, and screws. If the law of primacy holds and he forgets the list, which of the following is Doug most likely to remember when he gets to the store?
  2. According to the levels of processing theory of memory,
  3. Which of the following brain structures plays a key role in transferring information from short-term memory to long-term memory
  4. A teen-ager would most probably draw on which of the following to recall who she was sitting next to at the assembly last week?
  5. An individual's ability to remember the day that she ate an orange after brushing her teeth and the nastiness involved is most clearly an example of which of the following kinds of memory?
  6. The image that persists for about one-half second after being seen is a(n)
  7. The part of the brain that functions as a "switching station" between the STM and LTM (helps short term memories become long term memories) is the
  8. __________ concentrates on the meaning of information you want to remember.
  9. Suzanne has a six-month "gap" in her memories of grade school. Her "gap" corresponds to the period immediately following a traumatic experience. Freud would argue Suzanne memory gap is most likely caused by:
  10. The process of holding information in memory is referred to as
  11. Which of the following would be an example of short-term memory?
  12. According to the interference theory of forgetting,
  13. __________ is known for memorizing nonsense syllables and plotting a curve of forgetting.
  14. An area of the brain of particular importance for memory storage is the
  15. A multiple choice question (like this one) makes greatest use of which type of memory?
  16. According to Freud, those individuals who had been held in concentration camps during World War II would _________ these memories because they are too painful to remember.
  17. H.M. lost the ability to create new memories after his surgery, he is suffering from
  18. As the information in this book passes from one stage of your memory to the next, the information becomes more
  19. Your memory of how much fun you had last Spring break is an example of
  20. Which of the following statements best describes forgetting, as characterized by Ebbinghaus's forgetting curve?
  21. Long-term memory is thought to have
  22. _____________Memory is the LTM subsystem that stores memory for how tasks are done.
  23. You go to a new fancy restaurant, and you are nervous because you are on a first date. However, since you have been to other nice restaurants before, you know that you will first be seated, then someone will take your drink orders, then you will have an appetizer, followed by dinner. If all goes well of the date, you may even stay for dessert! What is this an example of?
  24. _________ refers to the term for any system that encodes, stores, and retrieves information.
  25. Which of the following is a culturally defined script that would violate most Americans ideas of acceptable behavior.
  26. When you hear a phone number and are able to recall it for a brief period, the phone number is thought to reside within _______ memory.
  27. Jamal needs to remember his social security number but there are too many numbers for him to hold it in his working memory. What technique would best help Jamal to remember his social security number.
  28. Getting information out of memory is known as
  29. Because ideas in LTM are stored in terms of meaning, a practical way to improve memory is
  30. Remembering the explanation that your psychology professor gave when she described neural networks is likely held in your
  31. ________ refers to a situation in which personal beliefs, attitudes and experiences impact memory
  32. You are an actor worried about remembering your lines. In order to help you a friend suggests that you remember each portion of the script by linking it to different places in your home. What memory technique has your friend suggested?
  33. Which theoretical perspective in psychology attempts to characterize the way in which humans store and process sensory information?
  34. A basic assumption underlying short-term memory is that it is
  35. Remembering to do a previously executed action at a specific time relates most clearly to: