Learning and Memory


For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

Option 1: What does it mean when you have learned something? Identify and describe an example of something you have learned recently using either the principles of classical conditioning, operant conditioning or observational learning/social-cognitive learning. Ensure that you describe your example using the appropriate terminology associated with each learning theory.

Option 2: Memory is a complex concept, why can we remember every word to a song we heard 10 years ago, but can’t remember why we walked into the kitchen less than 5 minutes ago? Why do we forget certain information, but remember others? Briefly describe a recent situation in which you forgot something important, referencing one of the theories of forgetting. What techniques could you have used to avoid forgetting this information?

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.

2 Sources. 1 source must be the textbook and the other must be a recent scholarly source.

Textbook: Feldman, R. (2018). Understanding psychology (14th Ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.


                                   Learning and Memory: Option 2

When people forget certain things and remember others, this does not mean that their memory is bad because forgetting is part of life, and sometimes individuals can forget shockingly fast (Feldman, 2018). The majority of the acquired information is forgotten within an hour, a day, or a week (Ricker et al., 2020). The human brain is capable of doing impressive things, but it has a limited capacity for storing and recalling details. Forgetting can occur gradually or suddenly as one loses old memories, but as much as this is viewed as normal, unusual or excessive forgetting can be a predictor of a more severe problem.

I visited the mall once, and before I left the house, I had planned to complete four activities. I had to meet my friend in a coffee house, buy a new pair of sports shoes, buy a present for my cousin’s present and do another fourth activity that I forgot. I had completed the three tasks, and as much I tried to remember the fourth one, I did not and ended up going home without doing it. However, at the mall, it felt so close, and I felt like I knew it, but I could not find what it was. When I got home, my remote control was not working, and this is when I remembered that I needed to buy a new one.

According to Trace Decay theory of forgetting …………for help with this assignment contact us via email Address: consulttutor10@gmail.com

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