Yr12 Memory Studies

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Constructed the Working Memory Model
Used free recall tasks to provide evidence for a distinction between STM and LTM
Examined the effect of anxiety on EWT by showing participants footage of a boy being shot in the face
Studied STM duration using Trigrams, with delaying tactics between learning and recall
Developed the Cognitive Interview Technique
Found evidence for Sensory Memory, using a stimulus of 12 letters flashed up briefly
Devised the digit span technique to measure STM capacity
Used acoustically and semantically similar/dissimilar words to suggest that LTM uses semantic coding
Came up with Chunking, and the idea that the average person can hold 7 +/-2 items in STM
Studied LTM duration by testing high school graduates' ability to recall former classmates
Did a case study on KF, who suffered a motorcycle accident and as a result suffered damage to his STM, but not LTM
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Examined the effects of misinformation on EWT, creating the false memory of a barn
Examined STM encoding using acoustically similar/dissimilar letters
Found that age of witness can affect testimony: children absorbed post-event information from a science demonstration
Provided evidence for visuo-spatial sketchpad by asking participants to visualise a block capital letter while tracking a beam of light at the same time
Found evidence for schema in EWT using a shoplifting scenario
Demonstrated the wording of a question can affect EWT, by asking 'how fast were the cars going when they...'
Created the Multi-Store Model
Examined consequentiality and found EWT improved when participants thought their evidence mattered
Found further evidence for Schema in EWT using preconceptions about a bank robbery
Provided evidence for the phonological loop using the word length effect

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