Implications of short-term memory for a general theory of memory

  title={Implications of short-term memory for a general theory of memory},
  author={A. W. Melton},
  journal={Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior},
  • A. W. Melton
  • Published 1963
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior
  • Abstract : A dichotomy of human memory into immediate memory and long-term memory (associative memory, habit) has been widely accepted for many years and has been formally stated by some theorists. This assumed dichotomy of the phenomena of short-term memory and long-term memory is examined and rejected in this paper. First, a number of current issues in learning theory are restated as issues about the formation, storage, and retrieval of memory traces, and the major issue is identified as the… CONTINUE READING

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