George Miller's Psychological Study to Improve Short-Term Memory


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George Miller's study concluded that our short-term memory can hold

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1. According to George Miller, chunking has the effect of _____.

2. We're better able to remember material if it is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you quickly access your knowledge of the ways in which a person can use the principle of 'chunking' to strengthen their short term memory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of:

  • Results of George Miller's study on short term memory
  • Effect of using the principle of chunking
  • How presentation of material affects our ability to remember it

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information: verify that you can read information regarding chunking and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about George Miller's study on working memory
  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information about strategies for strengthening short term memory from the related lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about strengthening short term memory, review the accompanying lesson on Improving Short Term Memory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details George Miller's study on short term memory
  • Describes the principle of chunking
  • Explains how different factors affect our ability to remember