CDF - says that what matters in explaining forgetting is not whether info has been lost through decay but is whetehr it can be found nd retreived or not.
Information can be availible for recall but temporarily may become un accessible and may need cues to be able to access it either context or state
- CONTEXTUAL CUES - to do with the environment you are in at time of learning and recall if the environment is similar of the same recall of info learnt in that same environment is improved e.g. when you go to old places you remeber events that happeend there.
- STATE CUES - how you were feelin emotionally when you encoded info if you feel the same emotionally at the time of recall then you are likley to recall info better.
ENCODING SPECIFITY PRINCIPLE - INFO IS ENCODED INTO MEMORY IN RELATION TO THE TYPES OF CUES PRESENT AT THE TIME.
- Abernathy 1940 gave students class tests in their normal classrooms and unfamilier classrooms, they found that stidents remebered more when they…