Memory Explanations for forgetting: Interference

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  • Explanations for forgetting: interference
    • Retroactive interference
      • Miller & Pilzecker (1900) Pps learn nonsense syllables  for 6 mins, then retention interval
      • past memories interfere with learning new memories
    • Proactive interference
      • new memories interfere with old memories
      • Underwood (1957) meta analysis - if Pps memorised 10 lists, afeter 24h = 20% of what they learned
    • Evaluations
      • research is artificial
      • Real world application
      • Individual difference
      • only explains some situations

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