Interfearance Theory of Forgetting

Adam O'Rourke
Flashcards by Adam O'Rourke, updated more than 1 year ago
Adam O'Rourke
Created by Adam O'Rourke about 8 years ago


A-Levels Psychology (PSYB2 - Memory) Flashcards on Interfearance Theory of Forgetting, created by Adam O'Rourke on 05/30/2013.

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Baddeley Memory traces are disrupted or obscured by other information. We forget because of interference from other memories
Proactive/Retroactive Interference Proactive - What we know interferes with what we are learning Retroactive - What we have learned is interfered with by subsequent learning
Jenkins and Dallenback Learned lists of nonsense syllables then recalled 8 hours later. Participants were either asleep or awake during the period. There was less forgetting from the participants that were asleep. Does the timing of learning or recall have an effect on the results?
Baddeley and Hitch Asked Rugby players to recall names of the teams they had played. Some had missed games through injury etc Large number of intervening games was associated with poor recall, time elapsed had little influence on levels of forgetting
Schmidt Memory experiment in a naturalistic context The number of street names participants were able to recall from their childhood neighborhood was affected by the amount of times they had moved
Evaluation Little of the cognitive Processes involved Most research done in artificial settings How much of the forgetting is down to interference alone is unclear
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