DESCRIBE THE TYPES OF MEMORY AND LEARNING INVOLVED
Write 5–6 pages in which you discuss practical ways to apply to your life your understanding about individual differences in learning and memory, based on three peer-reviewed research articles that help you understand individual learning differences.
In this assessment, you will be able to apply the knowledge you have gained regarding individual differences and learning and memory, in your personal or professional life.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
- Use information technology and tools to identify information in the domain of learning and cognition. Summarize scholarly research articles.
- Assess the important theories, paradigms, research findings, and conclusions in human learning and cognition. Apply research findings to a particular research situation.
- Analyze the research methodology and tools typically associated with the study of human learning and cognition. Describe the methods and measures used in research that seeks to understand individual learning differences.
- Apply knowledge of theory and research in learning and cognition to inform personal behavior, professional goals, and values, in order to understand social policy. Apply knowledge of theory and research in learning and cognition to inform personal and professional behavior.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of formats. Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate APA format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional. Context African explorer and geographer, meteorologist, psychologist, statistician, and geneticist Sir (knighted in 1909) Francis Galton—cousin to Charles Darwin—lived a life of extraordinary measures, literally. In Galton’s biography, Extreme Measures: The Dark Visions and Bright Idea of Francis Galton , Martin Brookes (2004) writes: His measuring mind left its mark all over the scientific landscape. Explorer, inventor, meteorologist, psychologist, anthropologist and statistician, Galton was one of the great Victorian polymaths. But it was in the fledgling field of genetics that he made his most indelible impression. Galton kick-started the enduring nature-nurture debate, and took hereditary determinism to its darkest extreme. Consumed by his eugenic 1 vision, he dreamed of a future society built on a race of pure-breeding supermen. (p. 3) Show More 1 According to the Oxford American Dictionary, eugenics is the “science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics. Developed largely by Francis Galton as a method of improving the human race, it fell into disfavor only after the perversion of its doctrines by the Nazis.”
As you explore this idea, consider how differences in both biology and social environment impact how people learn and remember.