Memory Stages Process

Memory Stages Process

Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between one or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.

There are several factors that help us understand memory and how it works. The first is the different memory types such as sensory memory, short-term and long-term memory.

  • Explain the premise of the memory model that utilizes sensory, STM and LTM and compare and contrast it to the Levels of Processing (LOP) model.

Dan called information for a phone number and was still trying to remember the number he was given as he hung up. His friend started talking to him immediately, and now Dan can’t remember the phone number.

  • Which of Dan’s memory stores—sensory memory, STM, or LTM—do you think was most affected by his friend’s talk? Why? Could Dan have done something different to keep from forgetting the phone number? Explain.

Melissa was disappointed after she received yet another D on a test. She had studied for several hours by reading and rereading her textbook and class notes.

  • Based on the LOP memory theory, why is Melissa’s study not effective? What could she do differently? How?

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