What is Working Memory? - Definition, Components & Examples

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How do short term memory and working memory differ?

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1. How was short term memory discovered?

2. Working memory typically lasts _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Working memory is a theoretical construct where an active idea or memories held briefly in the mind can be manipulated, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of different kinds of memory and how they work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessment tools you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Kinds of memory
  • Factors affecting working memory
  • Memory degradation
  • How information about working memory was discovered

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding working memory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about memory degradation

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson on What is Working Memory? - Definition, Components & Examples. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Learn how humans use working memory
  • Understand how memory degrades
  • Know the components of working memory
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