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Psychology: Memory and Cognition

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This second free course continues the introduction to Psychology. This free learning course approaches the topic from a ‘cognitive’ angle. This perspective likens the mind to an information-processing computer and uses the computer metaphor to examine complex human functions such as visual perception and memory. This online course is suitable for revising, exam preparation, and for those who often wondered how humans engage in complex mental functions!

  • After completing this course you will gain a good understanding of various aspects of visual perception, including depth perception, psychological factors that affect visual perception and many other concepts. You will learn all about visual illusions. This course will provide you with tips to help you enhance retrieval of memory. You will be able to identify sensory, short-term and long-term memory. Explore the theories on forgetting, such as organic causes. Dr. Jim Lynch will discuss retrograde amnesia, Alzheimer's disease, dementia and memory loss to provide you with information that will greatly improve your understanding of the causes of these conditions.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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Psychology: Memory and Cognition
  • Free

  • 3-4 Hours

  • XSIQ

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 8 )
  • Module
    1
    Visual perception
    • Visual perception This course covers topics in visual perception such as how light is focused on the retina, factors that affect visual perception, depth perception, and monocular and binocular depth perception. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Visual perception
    • The Way in Which Light is Detected and Focused on the Retina
    • Rods
    • Psychological factors
    • Factors that affect visual perception
    • Gestalt Principles
    • Depth perception
    • Binocular depth cue
    • Monocular depth cues
    • Visual constancies
    • Alcohol
    • Old age
    • Old age continued
  • Module
    2
    Visual Illusions
    • Visual Illusions This course covers topics related to visual illusion such as the Muller-Lyer illusion, the Moon illusion, and the Ames room. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Fallibility of perception as demonstrated by visual illusions
    • Muller-Lyer illusion
    • Ames-room
    • Ponzo
    • Moon illusion
  • Module
    3
    Enhancing retrieval and memory
    • Enhancing retrieval and memory This course covers topics associated with memory such as mnemonics, acronyms, acrostics, narrative chaining, and the peg word method. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Mnemonic devices which use imagery, rehearsal or association
    • Memory: method of loci
    • Memory: peg word method
    • Memory: narrative chaining
    • Memory: acrostics
    • Memory: acronyms
  • Module
    4
    Memory
    • Memory This course covers aspects of memory such as encoding, storage, and retrieval, and how to measure retention. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Memory
    • Memory: encoding, storage and retrieval
    • Measures of retention: recall, recognition, relearning
  • Module
    5
    Memory revision crossword
    • Memory revision crossword This course is an interactive game to revise the topic of memory . The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Memory and rhymes
  • Module
    6
    Sensory, short term and long term memory
    • Sensory, short term and long term memory This course covers topics in memory such as sensory, short-term and long-term memory, the semantic netwrok theory, the serial position effect, and maintenance and elaborative rehearsal. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The relationship between and properties of sensory memory, short-term memory and long term memory
    • Memory: maintenance and elaborative rehearsal
    • Memory: the semantic network theory
    • Memory: the serial position effect
  • Module
    7
    Theories on forgetting
    • Theories on forgetting This course covers topics associated with forgetting such as Ebbinghaus and the Forgetting curve, amnesia and Alzheimer's disease. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Memory: Ebbinghaus and the forgetting curve
    • Organic causes of forgetting
  • Assessment
    • Assessment
    • Memory and Cognition Assessment
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