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Discuss the multi-store model of memory (12 Marks)

The multi-store model of memory was suggested by Atkinson and Shiffrin, in order to
explain how memory works. Memory is a system which is vital to our survival. For
psychologists, memory covers processes called; encoding, storage and retrieval.
Atkinson and Shiffrin (1968)…

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second. In this way, Sperling was also able to show that the SIS holds 5-9 items. It also
showed that the information was quickly lost as the sensory image fades.
The next stage of Atkinson's and Shiffrin's model was the short-term memory (STM).
Information selected for further processing passes from…

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conclusive evidence. One of the most famous amnesia patients is Clive Wearing. His
case supported the existence of the model as Clive couldn't transfer information from his
STM to his LTM. Therefore this shows the apparent existence of the two memory

The multi-store model suggests that there is one…

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strong or very detailed memory of a particular event. Such memories are associated with
events, which are unexpected, seen as important, and create strong emotional arousal.

In conclusion, there are many supporting factors to prove the truth in Atkinson's and
Shiffrin's multi-store model of memory. One main supporting factor being…




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