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Psychology

Deadline: Fri 27th September

Homework task:

Questions (6 mark questions)

1.            Describe two differences between short-term memory (STM) and long-term  

           memory (LTM).                                                                                                          (3 marks + 3 marks)

2.            In relation to short-term memory, what is meant by the terms encoding, capacity

      and duration.                                                                          (2 marks + 2 marks + 2 marks)

3.            Zac is playing a computer game which involves sorting coloured shapes that appear on the screen. He has to capture the shapes and drag them to the appropriate collection box. While he plays, he chats to Dan about a football match.

When he has completed Level 1, he moves on to Level 2.  Here, the shapes are replaced by words that have to be sorted according to their meaning. Zac begins to make mistakes and so stops talking to Dan.

With reference to features of the working memory model, explain why Zac can easily cope with Level 1 and chat to Dan but, when he gets to Level 2, he cannot do both things at the same time.                                                                                                                                                                 (6 marks)

4.            Describe one alternative to the working memory model of memory.                (6 marks)

A successful homework task will…

All answers must be hand written.

All answers must be written in continuous prose.

Deadline: Fri 11th Oct

Homework task:

Exam question:

“In their working memory (WM) model, Baddeley & Hitch rejected the multi-store model’s view of short-term memory (STM) as a unitary store.”

Outline and evaluate the working memory model.                                                              (12 marks)

A successful homework task will…

All answers must be hand written.

All answers must be written in continuous prose.

Students must show AO1 and AO2.

Remember there are six marks for knowledge and understanding (AO1) and six marks for evaluation and analysis (AO2).

Deadline: Thurs 24th Oct

Homework task:

Exam question:

Outline and evaluate the multi-store model of memory.                                  (12 marks)

A successful homework task will…

All answers must be hand written.

All answers must be written in continuous prose.

Students must show AO1 and AO2.

Remember there are six marks for knowledge and understanding (AO1) and six marks for evaluation and analysis (AO2).