Atkinson & Shiffrin's Modal Model of Memory


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What year was Atkinson & Shiffrin's Modal Model of Memory created?

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1. Which of the following memory systems perceives and retains information that is received via the five senses for a very short amount of time?

2. Which of the following memory systems can be thought of as where we store information that we can actively work with and use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet combo, you will be assessed on the basic history and the features of Atkinson & Shiffrin's Modal Model of Memory. For the quiz, you'll also need to know about the functions of each of the memory systems described in the model.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will allow you to check your knowledge of the following:

  • Development date of the Atkinson & Shiffrin's Model
  • Memory system where we hold current thoughts
  • Memory system used for storing memories for an extended period

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Modal Model of Memory lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about memory in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about memory systems

Additional Learning

As you continue your study of the Modal Model of Memory, be sure to review the corresponding lesson, Atkinson & Shiffrin's Modal Model of Memory. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Describe Atkinson & Shiffrin's Modal Model of Memory
  • Identify the memory system where we typically store information for 18 to 20 seconds
  • Learn where we process information related to the five senses
  • Uncover the findings of George Miller's 1956 study
  • Discover where we store memories for an extended period of time