Emotion and Memory

In this video I provide more examples of the relationship between emotion and memory. Flashbulb memories are detailed memories of emotionally-charged events. These memories may be more detailed but they are still subject to the errors and biases that affect other memories and so they may be inaccurate. Next I distinguish between state-dependent memory, which refers to a matching of …

Memory Failures: Misattribution, Suggestibility, Bias, & Persistence

In this video I explain the 4 remaining “sins” of memory from Daniel Schacter’s list. Misattribution refers to incorrectly identifying the source of a memory and relates to false recognition, deja vu, and cryptomnesia. Suggestibility is the idea that our memories are subject to influence and distortion from external information. Several types of bias can influence memory, including consistency bias …

Memory Resources

On this page you’ll find a number of resources for understanding the key concepts of memory, including types of memory, memory failures, mnemonics, and more. If I’ve missed a good resource, please share it in the comments section! General Resources Memory Key Terms List Memory Pinterest page OpenStax Memory Chapter Master Introductory Psychology Volume 2 (Amazon link) General Video Resources Specific …