Psychology Of Learning And Memory

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  • 1. 
    A tendency for individuals to become more confident of an errant decision following positive feedback
  • 2. 
    A form of memory that reflects events from the individual's past that includes specific contextual details
  • 3. 
    A form of memory that reflects events from the individual's past but lacks specific contextual details
  • 4. 
    A paradigm where individuals are given a word and asked to recall a related autobiographical memory
  • 5. 
    The finding that recall of autobiographical memories tends to be centered around the late teens and early 20's
  • 6. 
    The finding that individuals often cannot report specific events that occurred before age 2
  • 7. 
    A task used to study illusory memory that involves encoding semtanically related lists of words
  • 8. 
    A task used to study the malleability of eyewitness memory that involves presenting a video or series of slides followed by a written description of the event
  • 9. 
    A task used to study the confirmation bias effect in eyewitness identification
  • 10. 
    A task that is used to study memory for remote events that asks individuals to recall episodes from specific periods of life
  • 11. 
    A method of testing eyewitness identification that involves the presentation of a single individual in a forced choice format
  • 12. 
    A method of testing eyewitness identification that involves the presentation of several individuals (5+) in a recognition format
  • 13. 
    The finding that memory accuracy and confidence are often weakly correlated in studies of eyewitness memory
  • 14. 
    Amnesia that causes greater loss of memories for events that occurred recently before a trauma than for events that occurred more remotely in the past
  • 15. 
    Hypothesis proposed by Ribot that the likelihood that a particular memory will be lost due to injury is inversely related to the time elapsed between the event to be remembered and the injury
  • 16. 
    The negative influence of materials learned after a target item on subsequent memory for the target event
  • 17. 
    Sudden and severe disruption of the representation of relationships between items in an existing memory network
  • 18. 
    To undergo an active process through which a new and initially changeable or labile memory becomes permanent
  • 19. 
    A form of consolidation that involves alterations of our knowledge networks through complex interactions between brain structures lasting for weeks to years after learning experiences
  • 20. 
    Loss of memories formed prior to the onset of amnesia