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Theoretical Debates about Human Memory


Module description

The module aims to deepen your knowledge on methods and tools used in memory research, teach you about four contemporary debates and enhance your presentation skills.

Indicative module syllabus

    • Methods and techniques in memory research
    • Does short-term memory exist?
    • What is measured with complex span tasks?
    • Can we inhibit our memories?
    • Where do false memories come from?

    Learning objectives

    By the end of this module, you should be able to:

    • provide a balanced account of the memory debates
    • think critically about statements about memory
    • construct arguments that are grounded in a deeper knowledge of memory research
    • develop a research proposal to investigate one memory debate.