Reconstructive Memory: Definition & Example Video


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In the Roediger and McDermott study, what happened when participants were shown a list of words related to the word 'sleep', although it didn't actually include the word?

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1. In the Bransford and Johnson study, participants were given an obscure passage that described the act of washing clothes. When participants were asked about the passage, what helped some of them remember more details than the others?

2. Which of the following does NOT describe how our memories work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your ability to define reconstructive memory will be assessed in this quiz/worksheet combination. You will be asked about results from specific research into memory and be asked to explain how memory works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be asked to:

  • Describe the results of Roediger and McDermott's 1995 study
  • Identify what distinguished results in the Bransford and Johnson 1972 study
  • Explain how memory works
  • Define reconstructive memory
  • Describe the results of Loftus and Palmer's 1974 study

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - understanding of the concept of leading questions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about memory in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding reconstructive memory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about memory research

Additional Learning

Learn more about memory by studying the lesson called Reconstructive Memory: Definition & Example. This lesson covers:

  • Describing how memory is constructive
  • Defining reconstructive memory
  • Explaining reconstructive memory studies