Memory is considered to be one of the most important parts of the human brain, along with the visual system, sense perception, and speech. Memory is also the faculty of our body by which information or facts are stored, recalled, and encoded when necessary. It is simply the storage of data over time for the future purpose of influencing present action. If any of these three faculties gets damaged, a person can suffer from many physical, mental, emotional, and social problems. However, with the help of science, memory can now be strengthened and improved in a short span of time so that it can now be effective for human use.
A good example of memory improvement process is called Freudian memory theory, which says that a person’s memory can be categorized into two types based on the way it is working. The first category is short-term memory, which means that it is working actively and accurately and the second category is long-term memory, which basically means that it is not working actively but passively.
Now, according to the work of Sigmund Freud (who was a pioneer in mental health), there are different levels or stages of memory. There is the conscious memory, which is responsible for forming an individual’s personality, behavior, beliefs, and thoughts; and the unconscious memory, which is responsible for storing and retrieving all these things. So, when the conscious memory is being accessed, the information remembered is usually in the form of short-term, while the unconscious memory is responsible for retrieving and remembering all the long-term and long-lasting information.
Long term memory problems occur when information that should be stored is not being accessed constantly by the brain. Moreover, these kinds of memory problems can also be caused by the presence of amnesia. Thus, the success of a memory improvement program will depend on the cause and effect of the amnesia. In order to improve the long term memory, cognitive psychology methods are usually adopted. These methods are used to treat forgetting and amnesia in people who suffer from these problems.
In order to be successful at making a big impact on a person’s life, one must understand what psychology methods are, and how they work. There are many psychological methods in the form of books, courses, seminars, counseling, or therapy. A psychologist can also use behavior therapy, or counseling, as well as drugs or habit reversal programs. Each type of therapy has its own strengths and weaknesses, so a person seeking psychological assistance should research each method to see which type of treatment is best for their needs.
Cognitive-behavior therapy deals with how a person’s thoughts and beliefs about a specific situation or issue actually shape and control their behavior. For example, if a person thinks that they are overweight and this in turn leads to negative feelings about themselves, they will begin to act negatively towards others and themselves in general.
If a person believes that they are good at picking numbers, for example, they may act this way around the rest of their friends and family. By understanding the relationship between the cognitive thought patterns and the actual behaviors, a psychologist can help their patients to change their patterns of thought and behavior.
Another commonly used form of cognitive therapy is exposure therapy. Exposure therapy involves a person having an opportunity to be in the same situation over again with no different information until, finally, the information Processing Center of the brain clicks into place and the person becomes oblivious to the information the first time.
Cognitive therapy is not only helpful for exposing a person to new situations; it can also be used to help them remember information that they have already learned. For instance, if a child is a violin student, a psychologist may provide the child with violin lessons or provide a CD of music for the child to listen to at home as they learn.
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