I think of the concepts from psychology that I will definitely remember and use often is chunking. Chunking is organizing information into meaningful groupings, allowing us to extend the span of short-term memory. It a concept that we use in our everyday, lives with out realizing it. It will be a great to tool to use while studying or even trying to remember a phone number. It is amazing the unique and exciting tricks we can use to "fool" our brains. The magic number is the span of short-term memory, according to George Miller: seven plus or minus two pieces of information. Chunking allows us to extend this number. The people who are able to do crazy things like memorize large amounts of number in for instance phi. On of the most famous people for doing this was a runner and was able to use chunking to see the groups of numbers as running times. Chest masters also use chunking to remember tricky moves. I am glad I learned this method because I will definitely recall it when I am studying large amounts of material. The whole topic of memory in psychology is fascinating. Especially about the people who can recall exact memories from years ago just like it was yesterday.
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