Psychology - Atkinson & Shriffin model

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Model arose out of research studies, which provided the evidence to underpin their theory.

Envisaged memory as a flow of info through an infofmation-processing system.System is divided into a series of stages as info passes from one to the other in a fixed sequence.At each stage, there are constraints in terms of capacity, duration and encoding.

They proposed that info enters the system of environment & 1st registers on the sensory memory store where it remains for a v. brief period before either decaying or passing to short-term memory store. The short-term memory store has v.small capacity (can only hold


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