Psychology Chapter 8 Quiz 2

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iconic memory

sensory or visual memory; photographic or picture-image memory lasting under a second

echoic memory

sensory or auditory memory; lasting 3 or 4 seconds

amnesia

loss of memory

implicit memory

retention independent of conscious recollection

explicit memory

memory of facts and experiences that one can consciously know and declare

hippocampus

neural center in limbic system; helps process explicit memories for storage

repression

in psychoanalytic therapy, basic defense mechanism that banishes from consciousness anxiety-arousing thoughts, feelings and memories

memory construction

we often construct our memories as we encode them and we don't just retrieve our memories, we reweave them

priming

exposure to a stimulus influences a response to a later stimulus

deja vu

eerie sense that something was experienced before; cues subconsciously retrieve earlier experiences

mood-congruent memory

tendency to recall experiences that are consistent with one's current good or bad mood

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