Ch 16: GACE Behavioral Science: Memory

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Brush up on how memory works, retrieving memories, and improving long- and short-term memory as you prepare to take the GACE Behavioral Science exam. Our video lessons can help you correctly answer these types of exam questions.

GACE Behavioral Science: Memory - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to review facts about types of memories, how memories are stored and retrieved, and how they can be categorized as you study for the GACE Behavioral Science exam. Our videos will help you refresh your knowledge of the following topics:

  • Types of memory
  • How the brain categorizes memory
  • Short-term memory
  • Mnemonic devices for retrieval of memories
  • Factors that influence retrieval of long-term memories
  • How to improve short-term and long-term memory
  • Memory distortion

You can review these lessons whenever you have a few minutes to spare, watching them on a computer or mobile device. Our instructors know what you'll need to study for success on the exam, and they're available to answer any questions you might have.

Objectives of the GACE Behavioral Science: Memory Chapter

All Georgia teachers who want to be certified to teach grade 6-12 psychology, sociology, or anthropology must pass the GACE Behavioral Science exam. There are two tests on the exam, and the material in this chapter is covered in Test I's subarea on psychology. This subarea accounts for 80% of Test I's total score.

Like the quizzes in our video lessons, the exam is made up of multiple-choice questions and is computer delivered. Our quizzes offer practice in answering these types of questions and also allow you to assess your learning and find out where additional study is required.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: GACE Behavioral Science: Memory
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The Two-Store Model of Memory: Types of Memory and Storage

1. The Two-Store Model of Memory: Types of Memory and Storage

Do you remember your first day of school? This lesson discusses the foundational concepts behind all memories, including basic types of memory and the process all memories must go through for success: encoding, storage and retrieval.

Categories of Memory: Sensory & Long-Term

2. Categories of Memory: Sensory & Long-Term

Did you know that there are several types of memories? How does your brain keep track of them all? In this lesson, as you observe your surroundings at an art museum, you'll come to understand how your brain categorizes memory so you can remember your experiences.

Short-Term Memory: How STM Works

3. Short-Term Memory: How STM Works

All memories must first pass through short-term memory (STM) before becoming permanent. But how does STM really work? This lesson covers several aspects of STM, including why it seems to be an auditory-based system, how much information can be stored and the serial position curve.

Improving Retrieval of Memories: Mnemonic Devices

4. Improving Retrieval of Memories: Mnemonic Devices

When you have to study for a test and you need to remember a large amount of information, what strategies do you use to help your memory? These strategies are called mnemonic devices. This lesson covers several well-known mnemonic devices, such as chunking, the method of loci and the keyword technique.

Retrieving Long-Term Memories: Interference, Amnesia & State-Dependent Memory

5. Retrieving Long-Term Memories: Interference, Amnesia & State-Dependent Memory

Have you ever been sure that you know something but simply can't pull it out of your memory? This frustrating experience is a lack of retrieval, and this lesson discusses several aspects of successful retrieval, including retroactive and proactive interference, state-dependent memory and different forms of amnesia.

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

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

Wouldn't it be nice to improve your short-term memory? According to one psychological study, there are, in fact, ways you can organize sets of new information to make them easier to remember. Based on the study, this lesson examines a method that can increase your short-term memory.

Using Psychology to Improve Long-Term Memory

7. Using Psychology to Improve Long-Term Memory

What are some tips for improving your memory? This memorable lesson on memory covers self-referencing, mnemonic devices, spaced repetition and rehearsal. You won't want to cram for exams once you learn these better ways to improve your long-term memory!

Memory Distortion: Source Amnesia, Misinformation Effect & Choice-Supportive Bias

8. Memory Distortion: Source Amnesia, Misinformation Effect & Choice-Supportive Bias

With all the information we learn and process every day, it can be difficult to remember things accurately. Because of this, our memory can become distorted. In this lesson, we'll learn how our brain can trick us into falsely remembering details of our past experiences.

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