AQA Psychology Assignment 2

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1a) Retrograde amnesia - Forgetting events that occurred before the brain damage or the disease that caused the amnesia (Long term memory loss)

b) Anterograde amnesia - Forgetting events after the brain damage or the disease that caused the amnesia (Short term memory loss)

2a) Context-dependent memory

b) Background music

c) The aim of this study was to find out how environmental cues affect the ability to recall information. 18 participants were recruited from a university diving club in Scotland. There were 13 male and 5 female participants and all participants used their own SCUBA equipment. The study was carried out over 4 days.

During the course of the diving holiday each participant undertook one condition per day.

1. Learn on land and recall on land (dry/dry)
2. Learn under water and recall

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