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Memory // AP Psychology

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  1. Which of the following brain structures plays a key role in transferring information from short-term memory to long-term memory
  2. Which of the following exemplifies retroactive interference?
  3. Judith is presented with a list of 50 animals. When asked to recall this list, she remembers more animals from the beginning than from the end of the list. This phenomenon demonstrates which of the following types of effect?
  4. The tendency for prior learning to inhibit recall of later learning is called
  5. The image that persists for about one-half second after being seen is a(n)
  6. 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
  7. __________ concentrates on the meaning of information you want to remember.
  8. Criticism of recovered memories has centered on the fact that
  9. The storage capacity of long-term memory is best described as
  10. Psychologists have concluded that long-term memories fall into the following two categories:
  11. The kind of memory that lasts for less than a second or two is
  12. An area of the brain of particular importance for memory storage is the
  13. Often, memories appear to be available but not accessible, as in
  14. The fact that many people don't know which way Lincoln is facing on the penny is probably due to
  15. Interference theories of forgetting suggest that retention will be best when study is followed by
  16. If your psychology instructor asks you to provide a definition of assimilation, she is asking you to answer a ________ question.
  17. Violinists use __________________ to remember the finger pickings involved in playing a song alongside the orchestra.
  18. Which part of long term memory stores autobiographical memory?
  19. Bonnie is trying to remember what grocery items she needs from the stores. She repeats the words. Eggs, cookies, bread, tortillas, and pretzels over and over again in her mind. Bonnie is utilizing which memory technique?
  20. Ned can no longer form any new memories after a car accident. He likely suffers from:
  21. If you learn material for your political science course in a classroom, and then are asked to take an exam for that course in a large lecture hall on the other side of campus, your scores may not be as high as you would like. What may explain this phenomena?
  22. Highly emotional memories such as those which many prisoners of war have experienced may cause post traumatic stress disorder. Recent research has found which brain structure to play a significant role in these emotional memories?
  23. 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.
  24. Which kind of forgetting is involved when the sociology I studied yesterday makes it more difficult to learn and remember the psychology I am studying today?
  25. The three memory stages, in order of processing, are
  26. Because ideas in LTM are stored in terms of meaning, a practical way to improve memory is
  27. If you witness a mugging and the police ask, 'did you see the scar on the assailants face?' Even if there was no scar, you might reply that you did indeed see the scar. What fault of memory best explains this honest mistake?
  28. This type of memory is primarily what contributes to our sense of self.
  29. 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?
  30. Which theoretical perspective in psychology attempts to characterize the way in which humans store and process sensory information?
  31. Chuck recalls the day last summer when he fell off his bicycle and scraped his knee. This is an example of
  32. Which process transfers information from sensory memory to short-term memory?
  33. The study of the process of memory is of most interest to ___________ psychologists.
  34. Your ability to successfully complete routine tasks like returning library books on time, writing and submitting your college essays before the deadline, etc. most clearly relate to
  35. A major conclusion shown through Ebbinghaus's forgetting curve is that: