Explanations for Forgetting

Interference
Occurs in LTM when one memory blocks another causing one or both memories to be distorted or forgotten.
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Encoding Specificity Principle (ESP)
Tulving (1983) suggested cues help retrieval if the same cues are presented at encoding and at retrieval. The closer the retrieval cue to the original cue, the better the cue works.
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Material-to-be-remembered
Some cues have meaning linked to the memoery.
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Context-dependent Forgetting
Memory retrieval is dependent on an external/environmental cue.
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State-dependent Forgetting
Memory retrieval is dependent on an internal cue, state of mind
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Tulving (1983) suggested cues help retrieval if the same cues are presented at encoding and at retrieval. The closer the retrieval cue to the original cue, the better the cue works.

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Encoding Specificity Principle (ESP)

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Some cues have meaning linked to the memoery.

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Memory retrieval is dependent on an external/environmental cue.

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Card 5

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Memory retrieval is dependent on an internal cue, state of mind

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