PSY 331 Psychology of Learning Week 2-A

Week 2 – Assignment        
      
Knowledge Acquisition and Memory Development
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, please read all the  required readings and the Instructor Guidance, as well as view all  required multimedia. It is suggested that you also review the  recommended resources for this week as a number of them may assist you  in creating this written assignment with links to applicable articles.
Too often, when we learn about memory development, we forget that  this has a direct relationship to effectively learning. Knowledge is  essentially a memory and how well we process information affects our  performance at many levels. For this paper, you will be explaining some  of the cognitive-based ideologies that explain how memory development  works, how it is affected by outside variables, and strategies for  improving one’s own information processing effectively. You will  demonstrate an understanding of psychological research methods and  skeptical inquiry by correctly utilizing support resources within your  writing.
Discuss the following in your paper:

What is memory development and how does it relate to acquiring new knowledge?
Why is it important to successfully move information from working  (short-term) memory to long-term memory (effective information  processing)?
What strategies can be utilized to move knowledge from working  memory to long-term memory more effectively? (List a minimum of three  strategies.)
How much does attention and perception play a role in successful development of schema?
How do the types of memories (knowledge) affect how we effectively process information? 

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Consider the following: 

Semantic memories
Episodic memories
Autobiographical memories

How does false memory development affect how we learn effectively? Is anyone immune?

Suggested template.
The Knowledge Acquisition and Memory Development paper

Must be formatted according to APA style as  outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Must include a separate title page with the following: 

Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted

Must use headings and sub-headings. See example. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 
Must use appropriate research methods (e.g. use of the Ashford library) to support the content inclusions.
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis  statement. [Explain the topic of this paper and succinctly summarize  the elements you will discuss.]
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. For  assistance with the critical thinking portion of the written assignment,  please see the information included on the Critical Thinking Community website (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Must end with a conclusion that summarizes your topic and findings.
Must use at least one scholarly source from the Ashford University Library, in addition to the required e-book.
Must not use quoted material. 

Please synthesize the information you have read. For tips on how to do this please click here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according  to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. If you are  unsure how to create an APA style reference page, please visit the  Citation and Reference page on the Ashford Writing Center website.
Submit this paper to the Grammarly tool within the course prior to submission. See resources tab on the left.

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