PSY 383 Memory

Course Description

Memory refers to the retention of information we have learned. We a variety of facets of memory in almost every situation. This course will address issues many issues involved in memory including: What are the mechanisms that permit information to be stored in memory? How is information represented in memory? What permits some people to have exceptional memory? How can you improve your own memory? How does memory change over the lifespan?

Instructor: Peter W. Foltz

Office: Science Hall 328

Phone: 646-1980


Office hours: Monday,Wednesday 9:30-10:30, or by appointment

The Schedule and Policies for the courses:

[button] Class Schedule

[button] Class Policies

The Grades

Your grades will be posted here

Here are your final grades. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a good summer!!!!

Special Notices:

Occasionally, I'll post special notices here as well as answer questions that were raised in class.

Note: There will be class on April 12th, but there will be no class on Thursday April 19th.

Note: Exam two has been moved from Tuesday the 3rd to Thursday the 5th. There will be a review session run by Heather on the 3rd

Course notes and overheads

I am making available copies of many of the overheads from class. These will be on reserve at the library as well as accessible on the web

[button] Additional lecture notes on implicit memory

[button] Course notes and overheads for the third exam

[button] Review sheet of terms for third exam

[button] Course notes and overheads for the second exam

[button] Review sheet of terms for second exam

[button] Course notes and overheads for the first exam

[button] Review sheet of terms for the first exam

Paper and Homework Assignments

Your paper/homwework assignemnts will be found here.

Final paper assignment
Your final paper assignment is here. . It is due by 5pm on Thursday the 26th of April.

Your first assignment (Sperling tutor) is due on Jan. 30th.
Your second assignment (serial position curve tutor) is due Feb. 9th.
Your third assignment (priming) is due February 20th.
The tutor for all assignmentsis available here

If you already did these assignments for another class, you need to see me about an alternative assignment

Some other useful resources:

[button] NMSU Psychology Department Home page

[button] WWW resources in psychology

[button] Cafe Ole (NMSU Library online catalog and indexes)

You may contact the professor via email by clicking here:

Click here for Dr. Foltz's web page.