1. Describe the duration and capacity of memory at each of the three memory stages . Give specific examples of memory, or forgetting at each stage.
2. Give examples of memory failures due to problems with encoding, storage, and retrieval . How would you prevent these types of memory failures when studying? How do you overcome encoding failure, retrieval interference and storage decay?
3. Describe the process of priming. Give examples of mood congruence and context effects and describe some common sources of retrieval cues .
4. Give examples of the two different types of long term memory and the differences in their processing
5. Describe the role of imagination, source amnesia, and the misinformation effect in the reconstruction of memories. Give specific examples of each phenomenon.
6. Psychological research shows that people often ‘remember’ things that never happened. Given this information, describe practices or policies for police interrogations, eyewitness testimony or psychotherapy that would prevent the creation of false memories.
*7. After college, students remember little of the information that they learn in college. Is college a waste of time, or not? What is the value of college aside from the retention of information? Describe the student for whom college is a waste of time, as well as the student for whom it is not a waste of time. Consider the information in the text related to study techniques in the Improving Memory section 7-19, and the types of long term memory . What study technique are a waste of time, and which are productive? Explain why in terms of the research in your text.