Multi store model of memory

The multi store model of memory is an explanation of how memory processes work.It was first described by Richard Atkinson, and Richard shiffrinin 1968.

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    • Sensory memory
      • Information stored for very short period of time.
        • persons attention is focused-datais transferrd to STM.
          • Short term Memory
            • Information must be rehearsed to be remebered in STM
            • Limited capacity
              • 4 chunks of information.
            • rehearsal moves information into LTM.
            • Short duration
    • Short term Memory
      • Information must be rehearsed to be remebered in STM
      • Limited capacity
        • 4 chunks of information.
      • rehearsal moves information into LTM.
      • Short duration
    • Long term memory
      • Unlimited capacity
      • Unlimited duration
    • Strengths
      • Clear predictions.
        • Easy to test.
      • Provides structure and process of memory.
      • Evidence of 3 stores of memory.
    • Weaknesses
      • Evidence (from Schachter et al 2000) shows 4 long term stores.
        • Semantic, episodic, procedural, perceptual.
      • Criticised for focus on structure not enough process.
      • Doesn't show transfer of information from SM to LTM.

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