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The Multi-store model of memory

Atkinson and Shiffrin (1968) proposed the multi-store model.

  • It is a linear model that shows how information flows through the processes of memory.
  • There are three main components to the model and it is assumed that information must pass through each of these fixed stages to be remembered.
  • There are capacity and duration limitations at each stage.
  • It also identifies ways in which information is forgotten

 A01 Outline:The multi-store of memory was proposed by Atkinson & Shiffrin (1968) it suggests that memory is a flow of information through a system.  There are three distinct stages of the system; sensory memory, short term memory and long term memory, information


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