Playing Games With Memory
To prepare for this Assignment:
Before beginning the Exploratorium activity, review Chapter 7, â€œMemory,â€ in the course text. Focus on strategies for improving short-term memory.
As you work your way through the exercises at the website â€œDonâ€™t Forget! Playing Games With Memory,â€ note the following data:
Record your score on â€œMemory Solitaire.â€
Record your score on â€œTell Yourself a Story.â€ (Think back to the concepts in this week’s reading where you learned about level of processing, recency, and chunking.)
Note observations about your strategy on â€œTell Yourself a Story.â€ What type of story or set of connections did you devise? Did it help improve your memory? What applications do you see for this strategy?
Record your score on â€œWander Around Your House.â€ How well did this trick work? What applications can you see for this method?
The Assignment (2â€“3 pages)
Write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you evaluate the effectiveness of memory strategies demonstrated by the memory tasks. As part of your evaluation, describe the aspects of memory demonstrated by the memory tasks, include the data you collected, and evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies presented.
Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources
Exploratorium. (n.d.). Donâ€™t forget! Playing games with memory. Retrieved fromhttp://www.exploratorium.edu/memory/dont_forget/index.html