long-term memory works?

1. Mood and emotions seem to strongly influence memory. Describe two specific instances in your life where a memory evoked a strong feeling of the mood in which it was encoded. Is there a common thread between memories that are mood-dependent? What does this link between mood and memory tell us about how long-term memory works?

2.  How do you study? Which study techniques that you use should be effective, according to the results of memory research? How could you improve your study techniques by taking into account the results of memory research? Since in this on-line course there are no tests, do you think that the study techniques explained in the text help you learn?  With no tests, how do you know that you have learned something?