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THE MULTISTORE MODEL


Atkinson and Shiffrin (1968)







Information enters the sensory store
If you pay attention to it, it is then transferred to the STM where it can remain for up
to 20 seconds.
If the information is rehearsed during this time, it can be transferred to the LTM.

Forgetting…

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THE MULTISTORE MODEL

Recency effect (we remember the words at the end of the list) occurs because these
words are already in the STM when you start recalling

Words in the middle have been displaced by the new words which is why you struggle to
recall them

This supports this…

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