Psych M.D. - Explicit Memory


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Term: Explicit Memory
Definition (Myers): memory of facts and experiences that one can consciously know and "declare" 1
Definition (alternative): Memory in which there is a need for conscious recollection in order to recall something. 2
Contextual explanation: Memory that you have to intentionally think of in order to remember it, such as memory used when taking a test, recalling something from a long time ago, or something unfamiliar.
Related terms and concepts:

Explicit vs Implicit Memory 3
Related websites:
Sources:
  1. Myers, D (2004). Psychology. New York, NY: Worth Publishers.
  2. (2004, 6 10). Medicinenet. Retrieved September 10, 2009, from Explicit memory definition Web site: http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=33197
  3. http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/a/a_07/a_07_p/a_07_p_tra/a_07_p_tra_3a.jpg




Edited by: Ann
Date of last edit: 9/10/09



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