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Lesson 4 Assignment: Information Processing Assignment
In this week?s reading and lecture, we discussed several ways to help commit
information into memory, including chunking, rehearsal, organization, and elaboration.
For this assignment, you will need to seek assistance from at least one other person to
conduct a small experiment to test memory. You may do this with more than one
individual and compare answers, but this is your choice.
This assignment will take 24 hours to complete, so you must prepare in advance.
The point of the assignment is to see if the person(s) that you question apply the
memory strategies listed above when attempting to remember the information you
present. In your experiment, you will tell the person(s) that you select that you are going
to be reading some numbers or letters out loud, and after you say all of the
numbers/letters in the series, they are to write down as many as they can in the same
order that you said them. Make sure to provide the person with paper and writing
There are four trials:
Trial 1: 7 4 9 2 7 5 1
Trial 2: 5 2 1 6 7 8 2 9 3 6 4
Trial 3: 4 1 1 4 8 0 1 2 3 3 6 0
Trial 4: T G I F S O S M T V L O L
So the steps are:
1. Read all of the items in the trial aloud, allowing about one second per
2. Ask the person write down all of the numbers or letters that they remember in
the correct order.
3. Collect their response(s).
4. Give the person all of the numbers in order from Trial 1 and instruct the person
to try to commit the information to memory as best they can for the next 24
5. After 24 hours, ask the person to recall the sequence of numbers to the best of
their memory and write them down.
6. Collect their response(s).
At the end of your experiment, you are to write a paper answering the following
1. How many numbers/letters did the person(s) you questioned remember for each
in-the moment trial? Is this consistent with the ?magic? number of 7 plus-orminus 2 that we hold in our working memory? Discuss.
2. How many numbers from trial one did the person(s) after at least 24 hours?
What type of memory was the person committing this information into?
3. Did the person that you questioned use any strategies to remember the
numbers/letters? Did the strategies differ when you asked them to recall the
information in the moment versus a day later? Discuss.
4. What kinds of learning strategies do you use in your life to help you remember
information? What strategies work best for you? What did you learn from this
This assignment should be at least 250 words in length, but should not exceed 1,000