Memory, Forgetting, Amnesia, Alzheimers & Dementia

When does memory begin?  Some psychologists think that memory and experience begin at birth.  Others believe memory and experience begin in the womb when we are physically still attached by the umbilical cord to our mothers, and that we not only exchange all of our fluids with our mothers but in the womb, we exchange emotion.  Often people will say they do not have a good memory, or that they have forgotten, when in truth they do have a good memory but are unable to access the information, memory, or schema, stored in the mind. Other times there are perfectly good explanations for why memory seems to fail us, especially as we mature into older age.

Why Study Memory & Forgetting in Psychology?

In this module, you will learn about the way in which the mind processes incoming stimuli, how we encode and then remember that information.  Exploring the Informational Processing and Multi-Store Models of Memory, the Recency and Primacy Effects, and Millar’s Magic No. 7 experiments, you will explore how memory and recall work, and why sometimes, it doesn’t!

Lesson Overview

    • An introduction to our memories, and what is invoked when we remember
    • Emotional tagging, triggering, & spontaneous remembering
    • Traumatic memories, PTSD, & ways of managing
    • The anatomy of memory in the brain, the amygdala & hippocampus
    • Experiments in Psychology: Millar’s Magic Number 7
    • Capacity and limitations on encoding
    • Schema Theory of Memory
    • Information Processing & Multi-Store Models of Memory
    • Experimentation & explanation of the Primacy & Recency Effect
    • Why do we forget – and do we really forget information?
    • Cognitive mind biases
    • The effects of brain damage
    • Explanations of Amnesia, Alzheimer’s & Dementia
    • Psychoanalytic perspective on forgetting

Personal Interest & Career Progression

With discussion on memory function, PTSD, flashbulb memory, managing memory trauma, emotional tagging, forgetting, amnesia, Alzheimer’s, and dementia, the defence mechanism of regression, and Freud’s theory on forgetting, this module is a ‘must-take’ for anyone working with others in professional care settings, dealing with family members, or for anyone interested to learn how memory works.  By taking this module, you will develop excellent awareness of how we process and store information in our memories, be able to better understand some of the obstacles that can appear to prevent us from remembering, and learn how to manage and improve your own memory.  This module is also an excellent foundation for educational and career development, with the learning being highly applicable for improving personal and professional relationships in settings such as;

    • Trauma, PTSD, & Emotional Memory Support Centres
    • Home & Family Care
    • Brain & Memory Recovery
    • Alzheimers & Dementia Care
    • Social & Community Support Work
    • Nursing & Care Home Placements
    • Education and Learning
    • Therapy, Counselling, & Psychotherapy

Student Reviews;

‘There are no ways in which this course could be improved
– unless we could continue on for the next ten years!’
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– I looked forward to the lectures every week and made sure I never missed one’

(Simon – Engineer)

‘Recommended.  Thank you’
(Tom – Assistant Manager)

How it Works

This video module on ‘Memory & Forgetting’, taught by professionally accredited lecturer in Psychology, Carole Sawo, can be taken as a stand-alone study, or as part of the complete course in core Psychology.  After purchase, video media is downloaded directly to your mobile or computing device, where you have unlimited lifetime access & replay with no login necessary.  You may take this or any module, or the entire course in Psychology, purely for personal interest purposes.  After completion, however, you have the option to apply for Certification for your Personal Curriculum Vitae, or Continual Professional Development (CPD) portfolios, by the submission of a brief online test of your knowledge gained.

    • Video Tutorial [1:10:00 hour recording]
    • Taught by a Professionally Qualified Lecturer in Psychology
    • Learning by Self Study at your own pace and convenience
    • Tutorial covers all concepts & theories in mainstream education
    • No previous experience or pre-course requirements needed
    • Download directly to your mobile or computing device
    • No login or internet access required
    • Unlimited Lifetime Access & Unlimited Replay Facility
    • Certification available for Personal Portfolios & CPD

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