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Yale University: PSYC 110 – Lecture 8

Lecture 8: Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past

In this lecture, Professor Bloom reviews the basic psychological research on memory. Specific topics covered include the different memory types, memory limitations, strategies that improve memory, and memory disorders. This lecture also includes a discussion of several important social implications for memory research, such as recovered memories, and the influence of suggestibility on eyewitness testimony.

Chapter 1. Distinctions Between Short-Term and Long-Term Memory
Chapter 2. How Structure and Organization Affects Long-Term Memory
Chapter 3. Memory Retrieval
Chapter 4. Memory Failure
Chapter 5. The Power of Suggestion on Memory
Chapter 6. Hypnosis, Repressed Memory and Flashbulb Memories
Chapter 7. Question and Answer on Memory