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Background: Deep (or elaborative) processing involves making the information you’re trying to learn meaningful to you, and is part of constructivist learning theory. It can overlap with what’s called “self-referential processing” (or self-referential encoding), in which memories in which information is relevant to or can be easily “mapped” onto the self are made more durable. With any luck, you’ve already experienced both of these processes through the reflection exercises in this course. We’ll now attempt to leverage both of these concepts to help you scaffold your learning *about* memory onto your own experiences and sense of self.
Purpose: Using a “mindmap,” apply memory terms and concepts (such as encoding and retrieval) and memory strategies (such as deep processing and elaborative rehearsal) to explore the construction of your own identity. Analyze how these memories were encoded and stored to practice “elaborative rehearsal” with the concepts and terms from this lesson.
Sketch out, either in writing via a list, or by drawing on a piece of paper, some of the experiences and memories that you feel make up the core of your identity. These experiences could be general (say, your favorite hobby or sport), specific (the day you moved away from your hometown, or a favorite item from childhood), or a mix of the two (an annual family or cultural tradition). There’s no way or need to be exhaustive here, but shoot for a list of 6 that you feel represent you well, in all your many facets. Think of Riley’s core memories that help make up her “islands of personality” in Inside Out.
Make a mind map of your 6 experiences. You can do this digitally for free via (we’ve included a different kind of mindmap example using mindmeister below), or if you’d prefer, you can simply draw one, labeling each memory, and then upload a picture of your drawing. Just make sure the photo or screenshot and your handwriting is legible and all labels can be easily read by your instructor. Follow these steps:
Start your mindmap with your first name and “Identity” in the center bubble.
Add to the center bubble another 6 bubbles, each with a memory or experience.
Then, consider the memory concepts we’ve studied in this lesson, such as encoding, storage, retrieval, interference, mood-congruent or state-dependent memory, effortful vs. automatic encoding, imagination, nodes, schemas, assimilation, accommodation, etc. Scan this article for other helpful terms (such as episodic memory and working memory), and this article for concepts specific to autobiographical memories (such as peak-end rule, collective memory, emotion and memory, and the “reminiscence bump.”) Beside each memory bubble, list or connect the memory terms that you can associate with or identify within that memory – is it collective? Did it involve semantic or deep processing? Did it contribute to a schema?
Finally, choose three of your memories and, for each one, write a well-developed paragraph first explaining the memory’s development or pathway, and then briefly reflecting on how that memory has impacted your identity. Your three memories should follow at least slightly different “pathways” for memory development (remember this Prezi map?), and incorporate different terms from the articles above – for instance, you would describe the encoding of a family holiday tradition differently than you would a single flashbulb moment or episodic event. Don’t repeat the same analysis for each memory – if this is difficult, try selecting a different memory to write about. For each memory, when describing the memory’s development or pathway, use at least 4 distinct memory concepts and/or terms, and make sure you use them accurately. You should use at least 10 different memory terms across your 3 different paragraphs.
When referencing the text or another source, you can first use an in-text citation like “According to the OpenStax text (2020),” or “Spielman et al. (2020) describe….” Then provide the citation(s) for your source(s) in a separate References page. Check APA Citation Help for examples of different kinds of citations, and you can copy the citation below and insert the relevant page number(s) within the parentheses for the chapter text.
Spielman, R. M., Jenkins, W. J., & Lovett, M. D. (2020). Psychology 2e (pp. #-#). OpenStax.
Submit your writing and a picture or screenshot of your mindmap to the “Memory and Identity” dropbox under “Assessments/Assignments” in your navbar.
Grading Criteria:
You’ve listed at least six memories or experiences in your (easily legible) mindmap, and you’ve associated memory terms with all of them.
Each of your written explanations of your three memories uses 4 terms and concepts and displays an accurate understanding and use of concepts, Key Terms, and the lesson material, and you’ve cited your sources correctly.
You’ve reflected on how each memory has impacted your identity.
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