F807 Spring 2019 Stop Complaining and Start Remembering
Thursdays, 2:15–3:40, Mar. 28–Apr. 18
Instructors: James Sanford, Catherine Weir
Class limit: 40
This course will demonstrate and discuss strategies you can use to improve your memory. They include processing information deeply, understanding the value of self-testing, and using various mnemonic devices. Memorizing material using effortful procedures will be emphasized. You will have multiple opportunities to participate in learning exercises using these strategies, so please bring a pencil and a clipboard to each class.
Jim Sanford is an OLLI member and professor emeritus at George Mason University, from which he retired in 2014 after 41 years teaching in the Department of Psychology. His research dealt with memory. Issues. He earned his PhD from Kansas State University. Catherine Weir, an OLLI member, taught experimental psychology for four decades in both the UK and the United States. She holds a PhD from University College London and a BA from Colorado College. Her research focused on cognitive development from infants to older adults.