Psych 352 - Class 8
Short Term Memory

Outline

     Need for Rehearsal (Serial Position Curve, Peterson & Peterson)
          Primacy Effect
          Recency Effect
          Duration of STM
     
     Role of Interference (Waugh & Norman)
          Proactive Interference (Wickens)
          Retroactive Interference

     Limited Capacity (Miller, 1957)
          Verbal code

     Searching through STM (Sternberg)

     Problems with STM concept:
          STM codes are not just verbal
          Can improve STM by using LTM
          Transfer to LTM is not just because of rehearsal