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Remembering things a week old is



A recent memory

B remote memory

C delayed memory

D working memory

Ans. B remote memory
  1. Recent memory: Short-term memory. Also called working memory.

a. Capacity: About 7 plus or minus 2 "chunks" of information (Miller, 1956)

b. Duration: About 18 to 20 seconds (Peterson & Peterson, 1959)

  1. Long-term memory is the relatively permanent memory store. Also called remote memory. Duration: Up to a lifetime.
  2. Delayed memoryThis term is used to describe the experience of an individual who recalls a memory for which he or she was previously amnestic. The recollection may occur spontaneously or in the context of therapy.

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