HOW DOES MEMORY WORK?
Human memory works on two different levels: short term memory
and long term memory.
Short term memory This includes what you focus on in the moment, what holds your attention . Most people can only hold about 7 items of information in short term memory at any given moment, although some can hold up to nine. Look at example A below. Then look away from your computer screen and try to hold it in your short term memory. A = 6593028
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The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that non family living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams cited below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of no family living.