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Many people believe that memory works like a recording device. You just record the information, then you call it up and play it back when you want to answer questions or identify images. But decades of work in psychology has shown that this just isn’t true. Our memories are constructive. They’re reconstructive. Memory works a little bit more like a Wikipedia page: You can go in there and change it, but so can other people.

—Elizabeth Loftus

In this learning pathway we will explore… As you make your way through this learning pathway, …



By the end of this learning pathway you should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the two types of amnesia
  • Discuss the unreliability of eyewitness testimony
  • Discuss encoding failure
  • Discuss the various memory errors
  • Compare and contrast the two types of interference
  • Recognize and apply memory-enhancing strategies
  • Recognize and apply effective study techniques