Hermann Ebbinghaus on Memory & Illusion: Experiment & Overview


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Hermann Ebbinghaus was a professor at which university?

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1. Which of these memory phenomena states that information is retained better through daily review bit by bit rather than mass practice or review in one session?

2. What is the serial position effect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hermann Ebbinghaus made a number of contributions to the field of psychology, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of his work. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of Ebbinghaus' theories and experiments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments focus on the following:

  • University at which Ebbinghaus taught
  • Definition of the serial position effect
  • Pattern described in the forgetting curve

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the serial position effect
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify aspects of the Ebbinghaus optical illusion

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson titled Hermann Ebbinghaus on Memory & Illusion: Experiment, Overview. The following is a list of objectives covered in the lesson:

  • Review the life of Hermann Ebbinghaus
  • Understand Ebbinghaus' theories of memory and perception
  • Recognize Ebbinghaus' experiments
  • Appreciate the impact of Ebbinghaus' work on the field of psychology