3/27(Sat.) The Zeigarnik Effect and Memory(Host: Gloria)

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3/27(Sat.) The Zeigarnik Effect and Memory(Host: Gloria)

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Dear yoyo members,
It’s my honor and also my pleasure to host again, hope you enjoy it. :D

An Overview of the Zeigarnik Effect and Memory
https://www.verywellmind.com/zeigarnik- ... ew-4175150


Quotation:
"Have you ever found yourself interrupted by intrusive thoughts about unfinished work? Perhaps they were about a partially finished work project keeping you up at night or the plot of a half-read novel that keeps circling your thoughts. There is a reason why it's so hard to stop thinking about uncompleted and interrupted tasks. Psychologists refer to this as the Zeigarnik effect, or the tendency to better remember unfinished tasks than completed ones."




Session 1
Questions for Disscussion

1.Zeigarnik effect is usually linked to first love or unfinished love. Do you agree with it based on your own experiences?
2. Do you find anything in your life that might be interpreted as an application of Zeigarnik effect? And, how do you use the effect to your advantage?
3. Please try to challenge this theory. Do you think of any evidences or examples against it? And, what are the possible disadvantages of the effect to you?
4. According to the article, do you think “fear” and “anxiety” are also good strategies to help motivate people?


Session 2
Questions for Disscussion

5. What mental tricks do you use to handle things that you need to keep in mind or to better remember a great deal of information?
Please also try to discuss ways like active rehearsal, taking the first step, taking deliberate breaks, etc.
6. Please DO discuss seriously and provide 3 practical tips on impressing a lady or gentleman by utilizing this very effect.
7. What human nature or traits does this effect reveal?



Agenda:
4:00 ~ 4:15pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
4:15 ~ 4:20pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
4:20 ~ 5:00pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
5:00 ~ 5:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
5:20 ~ 5:30pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
5:30 ~ 6:10pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
6:10 ~ 6:30pm Summarization (20 mins)
6:30 ~ 6:35pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements
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Re: 3/27(Sat.) The Zeigarnik Effect and Memory(Host: Gloria)

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I have some experiences that may have something to do with the Zeigarnik effect; it’s however not clear whether they make a strong case for the effect or instead serve as a counter-example.

When I follow Korean TV drama, chances are not low that there are series that start great, luring me into binge-watching or repeatedly coming back to it once the newest episode has been released. It’s however all downhill from there; the drama becomes much less entertaining somewhere down the road and ends on a sour note.

Oftentimes I quit the series in no time when it turns unbearable, but there are always exceptions. The thing is, once in a blue moon, even though I have had zero expectation of the drama and do not feel it enjoyable at all, I still watch and complain it to the very end.
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Re: 3/27(Sat.) The Zeigarnik Effect and Memory(Host: Gloria)

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Kooper,
I don't know if Zeigarnik effect can explain your experiences or not. But........ I think it's more like the theory: happiness level and self-esteem level is the result of Reality divided by Expectations, which was come up by William James in the 19th century. (I am not an expert, just searched by Google, and might be wrong :mrgreen: :lol: )

Among the Zeigarnik effect stuff I read, there is one thing might be related to your situation. We know that Unfinished Tasks create mental tension, and in your case, they create too much ......it also might result from your horoscope or charcater traits. (It sounds like I am a fortune-teller now....) :roll: :cry:
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Re: 3/27(Sat.) The Zeigarnik Effect and Memory(Host: Gloria)

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Attendees(22): Andy, Laura, Arthur, Ramesh, Carmelo, Christina, Kat, Leon, Julian, Stephen, Kooper, Morris, Shirley, Jennia, Jessica, Winston, Rock, Jason, Howard, David, Tashi, Gloria (host)
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