Study Guide: Test 2

1) All of Chapters 5-8 plus any addition readings. Pay extra attention to the following:

2) Models of memory
     a) two stage models of memory (James, Waugh & Norman)
     b) evidence for two stages models (both psychological and physiological)
     c) characteristics of primary and secondary memory
     d) Baddley's model of working memory
3) Three stage model of memory
    a) characteristics of each stage (review questions: representation, loss, duration, control processes)
     b) important control processes present at each stage
     c) Levels of processing vs. Boxes in the head
4) Tulving memory systems (procedural, semantic, episodic)
5) Connectionists (PDP) model of memory
6) Properties of STM
     a) Brown-Peterson technique
     b) capacity of STM (chunking)
     c) Coding of info in STM
     d) Retrieval from STM (Sternberg paradigm)
 1) Conrad's confusion matrices
 2) Posner paradigm
 3) Release from PI
 4) comprehensive model of STM
7) Coding of info in LTM
    a) Mneumonics and memory aids
    b) extra-ordinary memories
8) Forgetting
     a) Decay vs. interference
     b) proactive vs. retroactive interference
     c) Cue-dependent forgetting
 9) Consciousness
    a) two aspects of consciousness
    b) automatic vs. controlled processing
    c) unconsious priming and stem completion
    d) stages of sleep
    e) effects of mediation
    f) mirror test and evolution of self awareness
10) Philosophical views on consciousness -- strengths and weakness of each
    a) Materialism
    b) Dualism
    c) Emergentism
11) Global workspace theory of consciousness
    a) unconscious experts
    b) global workspace
    c) contextual biasing structures