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Ch 7: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 7: Memory

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The Memory chapter of this Holt Psychology Principles in Practice Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with memory. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Memory textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Memory chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the memory topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • How we categorize, store and retrieve memories
  • Short- and long-term memory
  • Kinds of sensory memory
  • Relearning, recognition and recall
  • Why we forget and types of memory decay
  • How to improve short- and long-term memory

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12 Lessons in Chapter 7: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 7: Memory
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Categories of Memory: Sensory & Long-Term

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

Memory Retrieval: Types & Examples

3. Memory Retrieval: Types & Examples

Have you ever struggled to remember something? Everyone has. In this lesson, we are going to talk about memory retrieval and look at some of the ways that our minds try to recover old information.

Retrieval Cues: Definition & Examples

4. Retrieval Cues: Definition & Examples

Retrieval cues are stimuli that help you retrieve a certain memory. Learn more about retrieval cues and retrieval failure from examples, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Sensory Memory: Definition, Examples & Types

5. Sensory Memory: Definition, Examples & Types

In this lesson, you will learn about sensory memory, how it relates to other types of memory, and two specific types of sensory memory called echoic and iconic memory.

Short-Term Memory: How STM Works

6. 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.

Long-Term Memory: Definition, Types & Examples

7. Long-Term Memory: Definition, Types & Examples

Long-term memory consists of the memories that happened more than a few minutes ago. Learn more about long-term memory from real-life examples, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Basic Memory Tasks: Recognition, Recall & Relearning

8. Basic Memory Tasks: Recognition, Recall & Relearning

How we learn information is important, but so is how we remember it. In this lesson, we'll explore the basic tasks of memory and see how old information is recovered by the mind.

Forgetting in Long & Short-Term Memory

9. Forgetting in Long & Short-Term Memory

Forgetting is an annoying reality in our lives, but why does it happen? In this lesson, we'll look at forgetting as it applies to both long and short-term memories and see how they differ.

Types of Forgetting & Memory Decay

10. Types of Forgetting & Memory Decay

Why do we remember some things and forget others? In this lesson, we'll talk about different kinds of forgetting: memory decay, memories fading as time passes; amnesia, the result of an injury; and repression, an effort to forget trauma.

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

11. 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

12. 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!

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