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When you have studied this chapter, you should be able to:
  1. Identify the operations involved in the information‑processing view of memory and understand the stage theory of memory.
  2. Discuss the role of the sensory register in the stage theory of memory.
  3. Define short‑term memory , and describe how its life span and capacity can be influenced.
  4. Discuss differences between short‑term memory and long‑term memory.
  5. Distinguish among three kinds of long‑term memory: procedural, episodic, and semantic.
  6. Discuss the organization of memory in long‑term memory.
  7. Identify different ways of measuring the retrieval of information from long‑term memory.
  8. Explain serial learning and the "tip of the tongue" phenomenon.
  9. Distinguish between deep and shallow processing in the levels of processing model, and describe the role of elaboration.
  10. Distinguish among the major theories of forgetting: decay theory, interference theory, reconstruction (schema) theory, and motivated forgetting.
  11. Discuss how culture influences memory.
  12. Describe the synaptic theories of memory.
  13. Distinguish between anterograde amnesia and retrograde amnesia.
  14. Discuss the results of research relating eyewitness testimony and memory.

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