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Interference- context of forgetting Godden+baddele

Aim: To see if people who learn and are tested in the same enviroment will recall more than those who learn and are tested in different enviroments 

Method: pps were deep sea drivers. They were divided into four groups. All groups were given the same list of words to learn.

  • Groups 1:learnt underwater and recalled underwater
  • Groups 2: Learnt underwater and recalled on shore
  • Groups 3: Learnt on shore and recalled on shore
  • Groups 4: Learnt on shore and realled underwater

Results: Groups 1+3 recalled 40% more words han groups 2+4

Conclusion: Recall of information will be better if it happens in the same context that learning takes place

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