Curipod placeholder

L8. Emotional Memory


IB Psychology

Profile picture of kreeves


Updated 3 months ago

1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In one phrase, describe how you feel when you remember a special moment in your life?
2. Word cloud
120 seconds
In one phrase, describe how you feel when you remember a special moment in your life?
3. Slide
60 seconds
Emotional Memory - Flashbulb Memory
Flashbulb memory is a type of emotional memory that is very vivid and easily recalled. It is often associated with a strong emotion, such as a traumatic event or a happy memory. This type of memory is typically more accurate than other memories due to the emotional intensity associated with it.
4. Slide
60 seconds
emotional memory include flashbulb memory
Flashbulb Memory: A vivid, detailed, and emotionally charged memory of a personally significant moment or event.
Episodic Memory: Memory of autobiographical events (times, places, associated emotions, and other contextual knowledge) that can be explicitly stated or retrieved.
Semantic Memory: Memory of facts, concepts, and other information that do not necessarily bring to mind a particular context or incident.
5. Slide
60 seconds
Did you know?
Emotional memories are more vivid and have longer lasting effects than ordinary memories. Humans are more likely to remember emotional events than neutral ones. Flashbulb memories are memories that are triggered by very emotionally charged events, such as a natural disaster or a celebrity death.
6. Open question
300 seconds
How do you think flashbulb memories are different from other memories?
7. Open question
300 seconds
How do emotions affect the formation of flashbulb memories?
8. Open question
300 seconds
When have you experienced a flashbulb memory in your own life?
9. Open question
300 seconds
How could understanding flashbulb memories help you in your everyday life?
10. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a funny-faced fish blowing bubbles out of its mouth
11. Drawings
1260 seconds
In pairs: Select one task
Question: How does emotional memory, including flashbulb memory, impact our lives?
Flashbulb memory is a vivid recollection of an emotionally significant moment or event. Emotional memories can be remembered more vividly than regular ones. Some studies show that the more emotionally-charged a moment is, the more likely it is to be remembered.
A: Design a poster that illustrates how emotional memory impacts our lives. B: Write a short story about a character whose life is shaped by their emotional memories.
12. Poll
60 seconds
What is emotional memory?
  • The ability to remember events that evoke strong emotions
  • The memory of a specific incident that happened in childhood
  • The ability to remember facts and information accurately
13. Poll
60 seconds
What is flashbulb memory?
  • Vivid and detailed memories of highly emotional events
  • Memories that fade quickly over time
  • Memories triggered by the sense of smell
14. Poll
60 seconds
Which of the following examples best represents a flashbulb memory?
  • Remembering exactly where you were and what you were doing during a major historical event
  • Recalling your daily routine from last week
  • Forgetting what you had for breakfast yesterday
15. Poll
60 seconds
How does emotion impact memory formation?
  • Emotion enhances encoding and consolidation, leading to stronger memories
  • Emotion has no effect on memory formation
  • Emotion interferes with the encoding process, leading to weaker memories
16. Poll
60 seconds
Which brain structure plays a key role in emotional memory processing?
  • Hippocampus
  • Amygdala
  • Prefrontal cortex
17. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What are the three main components of flashbulb memory and how do they relate to emotional memory?

Suggested content