Ways to Chunk Information
One psychology concept which I believe I will remember in 5 years is the concept of chunking, rehearsing, and learning in general. Chunking is organizing information into meaningful groups to help remember information. This concept was particularly interesting towards me because I was impressed by the human brain's ability to increase its capacity for memory. I will likely remember the chunking method in an array of situations because chunking is my personal favorite way to remember information. Currently, I am using chunking to remember psychology concepts as well as other things such as phone numbers.
Another way I will remember things in the short run is through rehearsal. Rehearsal is repeating information mentally to enhance short-term memory. I will also use this to remember things such as phone numbers. Through these two methods, I will be able to enhance my memory for a variety of situations. We run into memory situations daily. In almost every class, chunking is extremely useful to remember concepts. Rehearsal is also useful in situations such as a math midterm when I need to remember a specific formula for a test and have not studied it enough to retain it in my long-term memory. Although the magic number for memory is generally seven, my memory can be helped by chunking and rehearsing. Because I will use these methods almost daily for the rest of my life, this psychology concept will stick with me for the rest of my life. Overall, I still wonder if there are other ways to enhance memory. Although there are many different claims to improve memory, chunking and rehearsing seem to be the most effective method so far. Consequently, I wonder if there is another method in the near future which will help humans learn as a whole.