Strategies for Memory Improvement


This is part of AQA AS Unit 1 (PSYA1) Psychology Exam, in the 'Cognitive Psychology: Memory in everyday life' section of the specification.
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Strategies for Memory Improvement
  1. Verbal Mnemonics
    1. Acronyms
      1. a technique where words are made out of the first letters of several words
        1. 'Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain' is used to remember to colours of the rainbow
          1. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet
      2. Acrostic
        1. a technique that are sentences or phrases where the first letter in each line or word forms the item to be remembered
          1. 'My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets' is used to remember the order of the planets
            1. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
        2. Rhymes
          1. a technique that groups words with an identity or rhythm
            1. 'Thirty days hath September, April, June and November; February has twenty eight alone. All the rest have thirty-one Except in Leap Year, that's the time When February's Days are twenty-nine'
          2. Chunking
            1. a technique that involves dividing a long string of information into memorable chunks
              1. Can you remember the following letters: 'TVCIABBCLTMFOXNASA'?
                1. Would this be easier: 'TV CIA BBC LTM FOX NASA'?
            2. Narrative Method
              1. a technique where a list of words are learned by linking them together within the context of a story
            3. Visual Imagery Mnemonics
              1. Method of Loci
                1. a technique that associates parts of material to be recalled with different places
                2. Keyword Method
                  1. a technique used to associate two pieces of information
                  2. Spider diagrams
                    1. Mindmaps
                      1. a technique that involves making notes of information in the form of a drawing
                        1. an example of a Mindmap would be this. ;)
                        2. Pegword Method
                          1. a technique where each words is learned on a list associated with those from a previously memorised list
                            1. 'one is a bun, two is a shoe, three is a tree, four is a door, five is a hive, six is sticks, seven is heaven, eight is a gate, nine is swine, ten is a hen. '
                          2. Link Method
                            1. a technique where a list of words are associated with each other
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