Memory

by Tara Kershaw

What is memory?

Memory refers to the mental processes that enables us to acquire, retain, and retrieve information through three processes, encoding, storage and retrieval.

The Stages

Forgetting

how does it happen?

There are different reasons we forget for example there is when the information was never encoded into long term memory is encoding failure. Another example is Decay Theory where we lose the memories as time goes on.

False Memories

Mental Disorders that Effect Memories

Sources


Emling, S. (n.d.). Study Reveals Surprising Link Between Stress And Memory Loss. Retrieved October 10, 2015.

Hockenbury, D., & Hockenbury, S. (2012). Memory. In Psychology (6th ed., pp. 232-271). New york: Worth publisher.