Implicit versus Explicit Memory: Definitions & Differences


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Timmy knows how to walk up stairs. What kind of memory does this skill depend on?

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1. What's the most stable type of memory?

2. What kind of memory becomes increasingly difficult to form and maintain as people age?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can help you assess your knowledge of both implicit and explicit memory. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know what types of memory there are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these tools, you will answer questions on:

  • Subtle influences that influence memory studies
  • Differences between explicit and implicit memory
  • Classifying examples of different types of memories

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different topics, such as implicit and explicit memory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about memory types
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding semantic memory

Additional Learning

Review the lesson entitled Implicit versus Explicit Memory: Definitions & Differences for more details on these topics and to acquire the knowledge you need to meet the following objectives:

  • Compare and contrast implicit and explicit memory
  • Define semantic memory
  • Identify the types of implicit memory