Multi-store Model of Memory

Multi-store model of memory

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Atkinson &Shiffrin '68 & '71

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  • Multi-store Model of Memory
    • Sensory Memory
      • buffer for all of the information brief duration
    • Short-term Memory
      • limited
      • can hold 7 bits of information for 18-30 seconds
      • rehearsed to retain info for longer - may move to LTM
    • Long-term Memory
      • potentially infinite capacity
      • can hold memories for a few memories for a few minutes or many years
    • Evaluation
      • weaknesses
        • overly simplistic
        • hard to test duration
  • strengths
    • Evaluation
      • weaknesses
        • overly simplistic
        • hard to test duration
    • primacy and regency effect supports distance between STM & LTM
  • Sensory
    • STM
      • LTM
        • interference / retrieval failure / decay
      • decay / displacement
    • decay

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