Exploring Human Memory Processes (Psychology)

"Exploring Human Memory Processes"

About the Project:
Research in cognitive psychology has found that our memories can be altered and modified in a number of ways. In addition, and with particular importance for excelling as a student, it is possible to greatly strengthen our memories through applying certain types of studying and quizzing techniques. In this project, we will be examining some of the specific ways in which memories are altered and strengthened through the use of memory recall exercises. As a Freshman Research Associate, you will be involved in a variety of research activities such as performing background research, designing experimental materials, collecting data, and assessing our results. In the process, we will be both exploring past research on learning and memory that is especially relevant to college students, and also generating new knowledge about how human memory works.

The Freshman Research Associate Program at Eckerd College honors academically outstanding students with awards of up to $1,000. The program also provides the opportunity, during the freshman year, for the award winners to work closely with a sponsor (faculty or administrative personnel) on a project of mutual interest. Associates might assist with research for faculty publication or new courses, conduct scientific experiments, work with creative artists, or develop projects related to any phase of the academic, cultural, and social life of the college. Scholars are selected on the basis of achievement in high school and on the creativity and depth of responses to items on this application.​

Online submission due no later than February 1, 2018.

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