Study Questions - Remembering & Forgetting

    The past is malleable & flexible, changing as our recollection interprets & re-explains what has happened. - Peter Berger

1. Why are you more likely to remember student's names than concepts from high school?

2. If you wanted to change your study habits, how would you use information about why we forget?

3. Can you describe a mnemonic method to remember the first four reasons for forgetting?

4. What might be one difference between the ways in which art and English majors encode information?

5. When young children are questioned, what precautions should be taken to minimize the creation of false memories?

Topics in Psychology
Robert C. Gates
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.  -- Freud