Knowledge Acquisition and Memory Development

Knowledge Acquisition and Memory Development

[WLOs: 3, 4, 6] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, please read When Forced Fabrications Become Truth: Causal Explanations and False Memory Development, view How Your “Working Memory” Makes Sense of the World, Elizabeth Loftus: How Reliable Is Your Memory? (Links to an external site.), and the Three Kinds of Memory film segment, and review the Instructor Guidance. It is suggested that you also review the recommended resources for this week as a number of them have links to applicable articles and may assist you in creating this written assignment.

Knowledge Acquisition and Memory Development

Too often, when learning about memory development, one forgets that this has a direct relationship to effective learning. Knowledge is essentially a memory, and how well humans process information affects performance at many levels.

For this paper, you will be explaining some of the cognitive-based ideologies related to how memory development works, how it is affected by outside variables, and how strategies can improve one’s own information processing. You will demonstrate an understanding of psychological research methods and skeptical inquiry by correctly utilizing support resources within your writing.

Complete the following:

  • Introduce the topic of effective knowledge or memory development (including assimilation and accommodation) based on cognitivism.
  • Explain, precisely, the mental process of knowledge or memory development.
  • Include the importance of successfully moving information from working (short-term) memory to long-term memory (effective information processing)?
  • Discuss the factors of attention and perception in association with successfully moving information from sensory to working memory to long-term memory.
  • Discuss the predominant variables that can affect effective processing for each of the following types of memories: semantic memories, episodic memories, and autobiographical memories.
    • (Hint—emotions, outside distractions, etc.)
  • Discuss the prevalence of false memories, and how this phenomenon may affect how we learn effectively, as well as help others to learn accurately.
  • Conclude with a summarization of your paper’s content (conclusion paragraph).

The Knowledge Acquisition and Memory Development paper