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George Miller, Psychologist: Theories on Short Term Memory, Overview

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Which of the following statements about short-term memory is NOT true?

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1. Which of the following statements is true regarding George Miller?

2. What is the difference between a 'bit' and a 'chunk' of information according to George Miller?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of George Miller and his theories on short-term memory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Miller's articles
  • Bit of information vs. a chunk of information
  • Characteristics of short-term memory
  • What type of memory can hold infinite amounts of information

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding George Miller
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about short-term memory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the capabilities of various types of memory and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contract concepts from the lesson, such as a bit and a chunk of information

Additional Learning

To discover more about Miller's experiments, review the lesson George Miller's Short Term Memory Theories. This lesson looks at the following objectives:

  • Details Miller's 1956 article regarding short-term memory
  • Defines chunking
  • Explains what a bit is
  • Covers the characteristics of short-term memory
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