48 Short Answer/Essay Questions

Try these AFTER you have thoroughly studied the chapter.  You should not have to look back at the text to answer them (only to check your answer!).  Remember, the point is NOT to memorize parts of the textbook but rather to understand the material and describe it in your OWN WORDS.

If you are going to write more than a couple of paragraphs, think about the structure of your answer.

  1. What is the availability heuristic?  How can it contribute to errors in judgment?
  2. Describe the different types of implicit memory identified in the text.
  3. How did Ebbinghaus contribute to our understanding of memory?
  4. What is the difference between retrograde and anterograde amnesia?  Give an example of each.

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