Strengths and weaknesses of the WM Model

  • Created by: Isaac
  • Created on: 02-04-13 10:34


- extremely influential and preferred by cognitive psychologists in comparison to the MSM model

- It explains the STM in terms of active processing and temporary storage. 

- Verbal rehearsal is only just one type of rehearsal amongst many, rather than just being the only type of maintenance. 

- It is possible to apply this to previous research such as the word confusion effect.

- It is also possible to apply it to the selective memory deficits of KF.

- The working memory model outlines how the memory actually works instead of concentrating on its structure, like the MSM model does. 

- evidence has shown…


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