Explanations of Forgetting

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  • Explanations of Forgetting
    • Biological - reductionist
      • Less likely to forget things that are funny, interesting or distinctive.
        • Emotional factors of forgetting - repression/ flash bulb memories
    • STM
      • Limited capacity exaplin...
        • Info lost...
          • Displacement
            • STM
              • Limited capacity exaplin...
                • Info lost...
                  • Displacement
      • LTM
      • Godden & Badderly (1975)
        • Divers remembered list of words on land
          • x2 recall on land
            • Info easily recalled in the same conditions info learnt
              • Than underwater
              • Extrinsic context info  learnt give cues helps recall
                • Forgetting may occur - lack of extrensic retrieval cues
                  • Research - pschological + emtoitional state cues help recall
                    • Forgetting depends on intrinsic stae
          • Than underwater
      • Sigmus Freud
        • Unconcious mind represses memories
          • Prevent anxiety
            • Ego defence mechagnisms - protect the ego
      • Williams (1994)
        • 1/3 of girls sexually abused... Couldn't recall
          • DId recall 'recovered' memories

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