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    • Where things are forgotten due to new material, items are pushed out to make room from new ones.
      • if short term memory is full it can either move to long term or be forgotten
      • MILLER's magic number 7 (7+/-2)
    • theory has been tested by scientifc experiments with good controls which have shown cause and effect relationships
      • means the experiments can be repeated
    • 'free recall' experiments
      • recency effect - words at ended renembered more.
    • WAUGH & NORMAN information is lost because new info is stored so reading faster wouldn't effect recall, but there was an improvement when probe put at end
      • suppourts that older information is replaced by new
    • difficult to operationalise the theory and measure it. could be decay or interference
    • artifical tasks


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