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Psychology 430: PSY 430

Helpful links and search tips for PSY 430: Memory and Cognition

Suggested Search Terms

These "memory" and "distraction" related terms, among others, are listed in PsycINFO's thesaurus:

  • attention
  • "attention span"
  • concentration
  • distraction
  • distractibility
  • "divided attention"
  • "focused attention"
  • "long term memory"
  • recall
  • retention
  • "selective attention"
  • short term memory

This list may help you get started, but is by no means complete! See this YouTube video to learn more about using PsycINFO's thesaurus.

Search terms can be combined in PsycINFO's search form using Boolean operators, and limited to specific database fields, as in these examples:

KEYWORD SEARCH (most):
(attention or distract* or concentration) AND (memory or recall or retention)

SUBJECT SEARCH (in-between):
(attention or distract* or concentration) AND (memory or recall or retention)

DESCRIPTOR SEARCH (fewest):
(attention or distract* or concentration) AND (memory or recall or retention)

    Other Suggested Sources

    Key Databases in Psychology

    Google Scholar

    Recommended Books and E-Books on Memory

    Checkout these titles or search UNK's Classic Catalog for works on memory AND attention.

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