Categorizing Memory: Academy Early Release's first course, Psychology 101, is coming soon! While the team puts the finishing touches on the course, we're releasing some of our favorite video lessons to give you a sneak peek of what's to come. Today's video lesson, Categorizing Memory, explains how different types of memory serve different functions. Check it out and let us know what you think!

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What is Memory, Anyway?

Do you ever wonder why some things are easy to remember, while others seem impossible? How come you can easily recall things like your best friend's name, but can never seem to remember your aunt's birthday? It's because there are actually different types of memory, and some are stronger than others.

A lot of people know that there's a difference between short-term and long-term memory, but memory categorization actually goes much deeper than that. Depending on what's being remembered and how your brain perceives it, it will be stored in a different kind of memory. Watch the video below to learn more about Memory Categorization.

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The Academy's Psychology 101 course covers of all the topics students will need to master to pass the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test in Psychology, which is accepted for credit at over 2/3 of the colleges in the country, but they're also fun and engaging tools for instructors and self-learners.

That's because the Academy team created these videos specifically with an online learner in mind and designed them to be as fun to watch as they are educational. But don't take our word for it, watch the Academy video below and then fill out our survey to tell us what you think!

Tell Us What You Think!

This video used the story-teaching technique to put the different types of memory into context and make them easier to understand and (hopefully!) easier to remember. Did it work for you? Let us know what you liked and what you'd change by filling out this quick survey. We want to know what you think!

Can you remember all the different types of memory featured in the video? If not, you can always watch it again!

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