Contributions and limitations of the field of psychology in our general knowledge

Memory assists us in all we do. The basic elements of memory are encoding, storage, and retrieval. Memories are broken down into short-term and long-term at the most foundational level. However, other concepts are important to memory, such as the use of your senses, sleeping, experience, and the brain.

As a student investigator, consider all the elements of memory with this article:

Title: Memory Puzzle: What every investigator should know.
By: Fitch, Brian D. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. Jan2015, p1-5. 5p. Reading Level (Lexile): 1370.

Damage to Memory

Memories are an important part of the human experience. Damage to the brain can cause interruption of memories in a variety of ways. Damage to the hippocampus, traumatic brain injuries, and excessive alcohol abuse are just some of the ways memory can be damaged.

Tests of Memory

Three neuropsychological tests of memory allow for consideration of the various types of memory that exist within an individual, each of varying importance and suggesting a different area responsible for the execution of the memory task. Use of the tests can pinpoint particular memory problems, from which a plan of action can be created. These tests include: Recency memory task, Corsi block-tapping task, and the Mirror-drawing task.

Review the following article for consideration of improving memory:

Title: 5 simple tricks to sharpen thinking and memory skills.
Harvard Health Letter, 2014 Jul; 39 (9): 1-7. (journal article – pictorial) ISSN: 1052-1577 PMID: 25314725


Psychology is a contemporary science. Listed below are several recent papers. For the first part of this assignment, choose two papers to briefly summarize in a paragraph each, focusing on the contribution each makes to psychological knowledge in general.

The second part of the paper should be a discussion of the contributions and limitations of the field of psychology in our general knowledge. In addition, please discuss the follow;

  • What can we expect to learn in the future?
  • What are the possible problems we may face with psychology in the future?

This paper should be 2-3 pages in length and use APA formatting (cover page, paper body formatting, citations, and references: see Rasmussen’s APA guide in the Resources tab, or by clicking here. Prior to submitting your paper, be sure you proofread your work to check your spelling and grammar. If you use any outside sources, please site those sources in APA citation format.

Ponder, J. D., & Haridakis, P. (2015). Selectively social politics: The differing roles of media use on political discussionMass Communication & Society18(3), 281-302. doi:10.1080/15205436.2014.940977

Edlund, J. E. (2016). Invited editorial: Let’s do it again: A call for replications in Psi Chi Journal of Psychological ResearchPsi Chi Journal Of Psychological Research21(1), 59-61.

Wolters, C. A., & Hussain, M. (2015). Investigating grit and its relations with college students’ self-regulated learning and academic achievementMetacognition And Learning10(3), 293-311. doi:10.1007/s11409-014-9128-9.

Paper discusses psychological issues from both papers intelligently and methodically

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