Explanations For Forgetting: Interference

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What is retroactive interference?
This is when the new memories interferes with the old memories.
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Who was the researcher/when?
Muller, 1900
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What did the study involve?
Nonsense syllables to learn 6 minutes and then recall them.
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What is proactive interference?
Old memories interfere with the new memories
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Who was the researcher for this and when?
Underwood, 1957
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What did Underwood find?
The more lists that were learned, the less was recalled.
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What did Baddeley and Hitch investigate?
Asked a team of rugby players to recall the names of the teams they had played in the previous season,
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What were the findings of the study?
The ones with fewer games had better recall
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EVALUATION: Interference only explains some situations of forgetting
Its limited because interference has to have two specific types of stimuli to be able to interfere to cause forgetting
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