PSY 352 Week 2 Discussion Understanding Working Memory
Understanding Working Memory. 1st Post Due by Day 3. The goal of this discussion forum is to deepen your understanding of how working memory operates. For your initial post, watch the Models of Memory 1 Atkins+ Shiffrons Multi Store Model video. Then complete the following experiments:
Digit Span Serial Position Effect
Keep in mind that each experiment illustrates a procedure or task that is used by scientists to understand how working (short-term) memory functions. Consider what your performance on the selected task tells you about working memory and its strengths and weaknesses.
Also, consider the extent to which the results of the selected experiment apply to real-life experiences and settings. Support your points with evidence from at least one peer- reviewed research article.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 300 words.
Guided Response: Offer a substantial response to at least two other posts written by members of the class. In your answers, discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the content of each post. Be sure that you cite scientific evidence to support your views.
A minimum of 200 words should be used for each response to other posts. Be certain to continue monitoring the discussion board until 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Day 7 of the week.