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Ch 7: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 7: Memory

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The Memory chapter of this Glencoe Understanding Psychology textbook companion course helps students learn the different types of memory and issues and problems with memory. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Memory textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Understanding Psychology Memory chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the memory topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Categories of memory
  • Short-term memory
  • Improving long-term memory
  • Improving short-term memory
  • Memory distortion
  • Working memory
  • Levels of processing theory
  • Implicit vs. explicit memory
  • The priming effect
  • Flashbulb memories
  • Constructive process in memory
  • Knowledge organization
  • Autobiographical memories
  • Long-term memory retrieval
  • Mechanisms of forgetting
  • Proactive and retroactive interference
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Differences between dementia and Alzheimer's
  • Amnestic disorder

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13 Lessons in Chapter 7: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 7: Memory
Categorizing Memory

1. Categorizing Memory

Did you know that there are several types of memories? How does your brain keep track of them all? In this lesson, as you observe your surroundings at an art museum, you'll come to understand how your brain categorizes memory so you can remember your experiences.

Short-Term Memory: How STM Works

2. Short-Term Memory: How STM Works

All memories must first pass through short-term memory (STM) before becoming permanent. But how does STM really work? This lesson covers several aspects of STM, including why it seems to be an auditory-based system, how much information can be stored and the serial position curve.

Improving Long Term Memory

3. Improving Long Term Memory

What are some tips for improving your memory? This memorable lesson on memory covers self-referencing, mnemonic devices, spaced repetition and rehearsal. You won't want to cram for exams once you learn these better ways to improve your long-term memory!

Improving Short Term Memory

4. Improving Short Term Memory

Wouldn't it be nice to improve your short-term memory? According to one psychological study, there are, in fact, ways you can organize sets of new information to make them easier to remember. Based on the study, this lesson examines a method that can increase your short-term memory.

Memory Distortion

5. Memory Distortion

With all the information we learn and process every day, it can be difficult to remember things accurately. Because of this, our memory can become distorted. In this lesson, we'll learn how our brain can trick us into falsely remembering details of our past experiences.

What is Working Memory? - Definition, Components & Examples

6. What is Working Memory? - Definition, Components & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore what working memory is, how it relates to short term memory and how it works. In addition, we will examine the slow degrade of it as we age.

Implicit versus Explicit Memory: Definitions & Differences

7. Implicit versus Explicit Memory: Definitions & Differences

In this lesson, we will explore what implicit and explicit memories are, as well as each of their sub-components. Furthermore, we will discuss how age influences each of these sub-components.

The Priming Effect: Accessibility, Priming & Perceptual Salience

8. The Priming Effect: Accessibility, Priming & Perceptual Salience

The priming effect is an interesting cognitive process studied by social psychologists. We discuss the effect in this lesson, along with several key terms that are important in understanding the phenomenon: schemata, accessibility, priming, and perceptual salience.

Knowledge Organization: Schemata and Scripts

9. Knowledge Organization: Schemata and Scripts

How does your mind organize the world? When you see a new animal, can you easily tell if it's a bird, mammal or fish? Categories and mental structures, such as types of animals, are called schemata. This lesson discusses different types of schemata and why they are important.

Retrieving Long-Term Memories: Interference, Amnesia & State-Dependent Memory

10. Retrieving Long-Term Memories: Interference, Amnesia & State-Dependent Memory

Have you ever been sure that you know something but simply can't pull it out of your memory? This frustrating experience is a lack of retrieval, and this lesson discusses several aspects of successful retrieval, including retroactive and proactive interference, state-dependent memory and different forms of amnesia.

Alzheimer's: History, Causes, and Treatments

11. Alzheimer's: History, Causes, and Treatments

We will learn about Alzheimer's in this lesson, which is a devastating disease of the brain. We'll discuss whom it affects most, why it occurs, what can be done about it, and much more.

Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging

12. Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging

In this lesson, you will learn what dementia is and is not through definitions and examples. You will also examine Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia and memory loss in the elderly.

Amnestic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for Amnesia

13. Amnestic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for Amnesia

Our memories shape, and in many ways define who we are. But what happens when you lose your memories? In this lesson, we'll look at amnestic disorders, their causes and treatments.

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