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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