Remembering and Forgetting

Remembering and Forgetting

There are many ways we forget and remember things. The serial positioning effect, for example, is the tendency to recall best the last and first items in a list.

Remembering and Forgetting - Crash Course Psychology #14

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Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    Implicit memory (like how to talk or ride a bike) is retention independent of conscious recollection. (1:21)

  • 2

    Some memories are state-dependent or mood-congruent, meaning if you've had a bad day you're more likely to recall bad memories. (3:33)

  • 3

    The serial positioning effect is the tendency to recall best the last and first items in a list. (4:04)

  • 4

    Memory is both a reconstruction and a reproduction of past events. (8:36)

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