Psychology: Memory

How Things Get Remembered
Long-Term Memory System
Memory Organization
Encoding and LTM
Remembering and Forgetting
Searching for Memory


There are two types of long-term memory, explicit and implicit. Explicit memory is conscious memory for facts and events and may be semantic or episodic. Semantic memory consists of general knowledge or facts. Episodic memory consists episodes or events connected with a time or date from personal experience (i.e., autobiographical memory). Implicit memory may not be "remembered" consciously but is expressed in behavior. Procedural memory (a type of implicit memory) referees to "how to" knowledge of procedures or skills (i.e., how to swim, how to paint).

Source(s): Drew Westen, Psychology: mind, brain, & culture (NY 1996)


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