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Psychology Chapter 3 Terms
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The second stage of information processing-storing (in memory) and sorting (by thought) information in the brain.
The process of grouping pieces of information for easier handling.
A label for a class of objects or events that share common attributes.
The act of filling in memory with statements that make sense but that are, in fact, untrue.
The capacity to use information and/or abilities in such a way that the results are new, original, and meaningful.
Systematic, logical, goal-directed thought.
The ability to remember with great accuracy visual information on the basis of short-term exposure; also called "photographic memory".
The identification and analysis of specific features of a sensory input.
A rough representation of specific events or objects (the most primitive unit of thought).
The first stage of information processing- receiving information through the senses.
The sudden emergence of a solution by recombination of elements. (the sudden realization of the solution to a problem)
Information storage that has unlimited capacity and lasts indefinitely.
The complex mental function of storage and retrieval of what has been learned or experienced.
Methods for remembering items by relating them to information already held in the brain.
The free flow of images and ideas, occurring with no particular goal.
The final stage of information processing- acting on the basis of information.
The hampering of recall of newly learned material by the recall of previously learned material.
The type of memory retrieval in which a person reconstructs previously learned material.
The type of memory retrieval in which a person is required to identify an object, idea, or situation as one he or she has or has not experienced before.
Mentally rearranging the elements of a problem in order to arrive at a novel solution.
The exclusion from conscious awareness of a painful, unpleasant, or undesirable memory.
The process of obtaining information that has been stored in memory.
The hampering of recall of learned material by the recall of other material learned more recently.
A statement of the relationship between two or more concepts (the most complex unit of thought).
Focusing one's awareness on a limited segment of the total amount of sensory input one is receiving.
The momentary storage of sensory information at the level of the sensory receptors.
A habitual strategy or pattern of problem solving.
Memory that is limited in capacity to about seven items and in duration to about twenty seconds.
An abstract unit of thought that represents an object, event, or quality.
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