http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfYQAPhjwzA The original CNN news footage of the first coverage of the 911 terror attacks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixpDIZ3qYdE&feature=related And more from the original footage from Sky News.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evj6q0eCdd8 This clip is about the 911 terror attacks and Sharot and Phelps’s study.
flashbulb-memory This PowerPoint briefly explains the theory of flashbulb memory and it can be combined with what we know from the bio factors an emotion learning objective in order to flesh out the AO1 side of this possible ERQ.
as_aqa_memory_flashbulbevidence-1 this handout support the PowerPoint fbm and prompts you to record some important information that could go in your essay.
fbm-short-handout: This hand out prompts you to think about a wide range of real life events which prompted studies of FBM. Can you put them in order of when these events happened and match them with the study authors? There is a smart notebook file that goes with this on google drive.
A paper describing George W Bush’s false flashbulb memory of the reporting of the 911 terror attacks: flashbulb.pdf
Read more about the following two studies in Blue Eysenck and use these sheets to complete your notes:
This page prompts you to plan your essay, what is there that supports the ides of FBM, what is there that refutes the credibility of this theory of memory? What can we conclude?
Further reading on FBM
http://www.memorylossonline.com/winter2005/unforgettable.html A great article covering some of the theory and studies we have already looked at regarding bio factors and memory.
http://www.dana.org/news/brainwork/detail.aspx?id=7386 Covers Sharot and Phelps study
http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/neuro/memory_drugs_sd.html Brilliant, a must read.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuHeK33jCXc&feature=related One of my favourite songs. Chilling and painful listening, remembering events of that day, 15 years ago on the other side of the Atlantic.
Can you answer the following questions?
What do psychologists mean when they talk about “flashbulb memory”?
How many events can you think of that might be the subejct of a flashbulb memory?
How might psychologists investigate flashbulb memory?
What problems might they encounter?
What evidence is there to support the concept of FBM?
What evidence is there that refultes the concept of FBM?
What is the scientific value of this research?
How can research in this area contribute to society?
Section A SAQs:
1. Describe one theory of how emotion may affect one cognitive process
2. Explain one theory of how emotion may affect one cognitive process
3. Describe one theory of how emotion may affect one cognitive process with reference to one research study
Section B ERQs:
1. Evaluate one theory of how emotion may affect one cognitive process