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Psychology is a scientific study of behavior and mental process Psychology helps us to first analyze the situation or problem and then make the decision which bringsPsychology understands persons mental state and find reasons behind the particular behavior and helps us to explain our views and understand others views Psychology covers every aspect of human life from birth to aging illness stress relationship and many moreI am writing this letter to you to share my experience how psychology did help me in my studies and in my lifeMotivation internal processes that initiate sustain direct and terminate activities Motivated behavior can be energized by the pull incentive value of external stimuli as well as by the push of internal needs Our actions are energized by a mixture of internal needs and external incentivesMemory The mental system for receiving encoding storing organizing altering and retrieving information There are three major processes in memory recalling to supply or reproduce memorized information with a minimum of external cues recognition an ability to correctly identify previously learned information and relearning used to measure memory of prior learning Relearning is most sensitive measure of memoryThere are three types of memories Sensory memory Short-Term memory and Long-Term memory Sensory memory is a first stage of memory which holds an exact record of incoming information for a few seconds or less Within sensory memory it has Iconic memory typically last for about one-half second and Echoic memory sensory memory stores heard information as an echoic memory for up to 2 secondsShort-Term memory holds amount of information for relatively brief time periods Short-term memory more often encoded phonetically Short-term memory prevents our minds form storing useless names dates telephone numbers and other trivia Some features of short-term memory are chunking rehearsing information Chunking are made up of bits of information grouped into larger units A single chunk could be made of numbers letters words phrases or familiar sentences
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