Human memory is a complex set of inter-related and interacting phenomena. These lectures introduce the different types of memory humans make use of, the properties and boundaries of these systems, and the methods for studying (and possibly training) them.
By the end of this section, students should be able to:
- define key psychological concepts about human memory and illustrate them with relevant examples
- understand basic theoretical questions and arguments about the cognitive psychology of human memory.
- outline the types of research methods that cognitive psychologists have used to address questions about human memory.
- summarise some classic and some recent findings about human memory, along with examples of how those findings have implications for learning and memory in different aspects of everyday life.
- discuss how these findings relate to theoretical questions and arguments, as well as to the application of those findings to the use of memory in everyday life
Schacter et al. (2012); Chapter 5.
Passer et al, Psychology: the science of mind and behaviour (2009), chapter 8.
For those interested in more detail about human memory, you could look at:
Baddeley, A.D., Eysenck, M.W., & Anderson, M.C. (2015). Memory.