LECTURE GUIDE 
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
 
JOHN W. NICHOLS, M.A.
 TOPIC #5: Memory & Forgetting / Study Techniques
 
 
 I. TIME 

    A. Expectations 

    B. Obligations 

    C. Time Budget 

    D. Revisions of Schedule 

II. STUDY PERIODS 

    A. Massed vs. Distributed Practice 

        1. Reminiscence 

        2. Consolidation 

        3. Zeigarnick Effect 

    B. Study Time Units 

    C. SQ3R 

        1. Survey 

        2. Question 

        3. Read 

        4. Recite 

        5. Review 

    D. Overlearning 

 III. PREPARING TO STUDY 

    A. Alertness 

    B. Comfort 

    C. Minimize Distractions 

        1. Surroundings 

        2. Privacy 

        3. Study Desk 

        4. Dictionary 

        5. Masking 

        6. Premack's Principle 

        7. Others 

IV. MISCELLANEOUS 

    A. Attitudes 

    B. Group Study 

    C. Mutual Aid Pact 

    D. Flashcards 

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE? 

No psychology courses dealing with the subject matter of this topic are offered at TCC. However, there are 15 English courses designed to help students who recognize a need to improve their reading, writing, and vocabulary skills. Some of these are three-hour courses, but most are one-hour courses. In addition, study skills courses which might be of particular interest include: 

ENG 0651 STUDY SKILLS 

ENG 0963 SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE I 

ENG 0973 SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE II 

A variety of workshops are also offered by TCC on a periodic basis. Recent topics have included Test-taking Strategies, Writing Essays, and Research Papers. Contact the The Student Activities Office or the Communications Services Division (MC 423) for information.