Forgetting- Interference

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When does interference occur?
When one memory disrupts the recall of another by interfering with it
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When is interference more likely to occur?
When 2 memories are similar such as what you had for tea
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What are the two types of interference?
Proactive and Retroactive
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What is Proactive interference?
When older learning interferes with newer learning
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What did Underwood find about proactive interference?
When people had to learn lists of words, the performance dropped as their were more lists added; the earlier lists were interfering with the newer ones
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What is Retroactive interference?
When newer learning interferes with older learning
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What did McGeoch and McDonald find out about retroactive interference
When people learn 2 lists of adjectives with 10 minutes in between and then asked to recall the first list, the recallation was poorer if they had to learn synonyms of the first list for the second list
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