11 terms

Psychology Chapter 8 Quiz 2

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
loss of memory
implicit memory
retention independent of conscious recollection
explicit memory
memory of facts and experiences that one can consciously know and declare
neural center in limbic system; helps process explicit memories for storage
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
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