Unit 2 Memory
Memory-Enhancing Strategies for Students

1. Be motivated to learn. Motivation is a key component for learning and memory retention!
2. Attend class regularly
3. Actively listen to the information presented. Sit toward the front of the class when possible, and in a location where distractions are minimal. Turn off cell phones and remove headphones.
4. Take notes on all concepts/terms written and presented. Ask questions when you don't understand, or go in during office hours to get help.
5. Try to associate the information with something already in your LTM, preferably using some personal reference (self-reference effect).
6. Encode the information in a number of ways. Remember: we tend to retrieve information the same way it was encoded. Encoding in multiple ways makes it more likely you'll be able to retrieve the information b/c you'll have more pathways accessing that information.
7. Use mnemonics such as imagery, method of loci, peg words, etc.
8. Review your notes immediately after class (or as close to class as possible). Try to review the material frequently in the same room where your class meets (context-dependent memory)
9. Study in the same room at home or at the library where there are no distractions.
10. Use the spacing effect to your advantage - don't cram! Remember: two rehearsals in a row are no better than one, but two rehearsals spaced apart are twice as effective as one! And one is better than none!
11. Create a study group with other students in the class and meet regularly to review.
12. Before an exam, review your notes before getting ready for bed the night before and first thing in the morning. Research shows that REM sleep helps consolidate memories, especially procedural memories. 

Friday 9/29 - Assign Ch. 7 vocabulary and Concept Map. Watch a video. part one part two. Bonus: Jill Price: burden of autobiographical memory. HW - read pg's 273-278 and Trusting Your Memory worksheet PsychSim5 activity

Monday 10/2 - Assign Memory Project...due 10/10! Intro and Encoding  notes. HW - read pg's 279-286 

Tuesday 10/3 -  Encoding outline notes Using imagery to help memory: Michal Scott Mnemonics: clip 1clip 2, clip 3clip 4. Mnemonics...method of LociPeg Word System. Benefits of sleep on memory
HW - read pg's 298-303

Wednesday 10/4 - Ch. 7 S. 1 quiz. Storage and iconic/echoic memories. HW - Short Term Memory PsychSim worksheet website

Thursday 10/5 - Ch. 7 S. 2 quiz. Physiology HW - read pg's 286-298 and Iconic Memory PsychSim5 and complete worksheet.

Friday 10/6 - Ch. 7 S. 3 quiz. Memory concept map  & types of memory. Classifying Kinds of Memory practice  Watch video. Notes on Retrieval 
Celeb: Recall vs. Recognition with celebrity yearbook photos and Context effects of "Hot" guys/girls

Monday 10/9 - Ch. 7 S. 4 quiz.Forgetting Part 1 Forgetting Part 2 Concept Map/vocabulary work day HW - read pg's 304-309 and Forgetting PsychSim5 worksheet website Answers to what we were going over in class here

Tuesday 10/10 - Memory Construction Demo. concept map for storage/retrieval. Memory Construction notes. Watch Jennifer Thompson's story part 1 part 2. Pass out Wrap up Activity HW- AP Review questions for extra credit. Check your work. Answers and When Memory Fails PsychSim5 worksheet website

Wednesday 10/11
 - Options for class: "Show and Tell" Memory Presentations...if there are any. (Unit Review Day)
1. Watch the rest of the eyewitness testimony clips
     a. The Bunny Effect
     b. The Eyewitness Test
     c. False Memories
2. Work on concept maps/vocabulary
3. Review resources linked below.

Thursday 10/12 - Unit Test. Extra credit due: vocabulary, concept map, AP Review Questions. HW - Read pg's 79-84

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Unit Review:
Websites:
Practice Test
Quizlet
Learnerator

Videos:
Remembering and Forgetting
How We Make Memories

Zimbardo video:
Remembering and Forgetting






 




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