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Study Questions - Types of Memory

    "An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentia between what you do know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it's knowing how to use the information you get." -- William Feather

1. Why doesn't the world disappear for the short period of time when your eyes are completely closed during blinking?

2. If you took a drug that blocked short -term emory, what would be different about your life?

3. What would your life be like if you had declarative memory but no procedural memory?

4. Why do people who suffer traumatic situations, such as sexual abuse or job layoffs have difficulty getting on with their lives?

5. What are some of the ways that therapists can guard against clients reporting repressed memories that are false?

6. If you could have one unusual memory ability, which one would you choose, and how would it make your life different?

Topics in Psychology
Robert C. Gates