AQA 2009 MULTI-STORE MODEL OF MEMORY

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AQA
Models of Memory
Atkinson and Shiffrins Multistore Model
*S.T.M+L.T.M separate physical stores
Info is transferred from sensory to STM via attention
*Info S.T.M L.T.M via rehearsal
Held in S.T.M via rehearsal
EVIDENCE
Serial position curve
PRIMACY EFFECT= due to words being rehearsed+ enter L.T.M
RECENCY EFFECT=Due to words being recalled straight from S.T.M
Words in middle/memories/events forgotten
Differences in coding, storage and duration between S.T.M and L.T.M
CASE STUDIES OF AMNESIA
Evaluation of studies

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Curve supports 2 separate store idea
Supported by delayed recall studies show no Recency effects
BUT
*Word lists not very realistic
*Curve also exists for L.T.M, explanation using S.T.…read more

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