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2. What study did Baddeley and Hitch (1977) do and what did they discover?

  • Looked at elderly people's ability to recall information and found elderly men forget more than elderly women
  • Looked at football player's ability to recall information and found that interference didn't make a difference to how the players remebered things
  • Looked at rugby player's ability to recall information. They discovered that the results were dependent on what happened between the time frames of the games they had played (interference can be seen in everyday situations)
  • Looked at secondary school students ability to recall information and found girls remember more than boys

3. What is a weakness of the studies that look at interference?

  • They don't give the correct results
  • They are manipulated to bring about the desired response
  • They don't use big samples
  • They don't give valid results

4. What is a problem with the trace decay theory?

  • Can't control the events that happen between learning and recall
  • Can't control the participanta
  • Can't see decay
  • Can't stop decay from happening

5. What does the trace decay theory state?

  • Forgetting is not always a bad thing
  • Forgetting is the result of having too much information in the brain
  • Forgetting occurs as a result of the automatic decay or fading of the memory trace
  • Forgetting occurs as a results of the short term memory failing

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