Crash course psychology: Why shouldn’t I cheat if I can?

November 24, 2020

Because you won’t remember any of the information you may need later on!

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Cheating and googling answers will get important information being tested into sensory or working memory, what we call short-term memory, at most and will soon-after be forgotten.

Testing gets information into long-term mental storage, which can be retrieved or brought back/ remembered during important exams or discussions.

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