For this assignment you are going to evaluate your study strategies based on your knowledge of…

For this assignment, you are going to evaluate your study
strategies based on your knowledge of memory including effective encoding
strategies, storage strategies, and efficient retrieval strategies. You will
also examine cognitive biases you might show in everyday interactions Look at
the list of concepts below. From the list, identify two or three things you are
doing well in studying for your classes and two or three changes that you would
make to improve your study skills. Your answer should include at least four
psychological concepts related to memory. For each concept, you will need to
define the psychological concept in your own words and explain how it relates
to what you do well or do poorly but could improve on. Specific examples are
helpful. Elaborative encoding Semantic encoding Maintenance rehearsal Chunking
Spacing effect Context-dependent learning State-dependent learning Procedural
memory Priming Retroactive or proactive interference Serial position effect
Self-reference effect Recall vs. recognition Overlearning Look at the list of
concepts below. From the list, identify two cognitive biases that you might
have shown in everyday life. For each concept, you will need to define the
psychological concept in your own words and then give a unique real life
example of where it applies in your life (i.e. you made the error or might made
the error). You may not use examples already presented in the reading. They
should be new examples. (Note: You cannot use these examples again for extra
credit for exam 2). Source monitoring Sleeper effect Confirmation bias Functional
Fixedness Misinformation Effect Overconfidence Representativeness heuristic
Availability heuristic Salience Cognitive accessibility Counterfactual thinking
Write your essay in a word processing program. As a reminder, you should use
complete sentences (not a table or bullets) with definitions of concepts in
your own words. Save the essay to your computer as a .doc file. This is the
format we will use for most essays in this course. Click the link to Memory and
Cognitive Bias Assignment Submission at the bottom of this page and attach your
.doc file. View Submitting an Assignment if you need help with this step. Be
sure to click the Submit button or I will not receive your file.

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