explanations for forgetting

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  • explanations for forgetting
    • pro active interference
      • old information prevents the recall of newer information
      • occur with telephone numbers for example
      • who trying to recall a new phone number, the old phone number proactively interferes with the recall
      • old interferes with new
    • retroactive interference
      • more recent information gets in the way of trying to recall older bits of information
      • calling your ex by your current bf name
      • the new name retroactively interferes with old name
      • new interferes with old
    • interferance is an explanation for forgetting in long term memory
    • the basic theory states that interference occurs when information that is similar in format gets in the way of information that someone is trying to recall
    • research evidence: Baddeley + Hitch (77)
    • poor ecological validity


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