Interference Theory

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1. What is proactive interference?

  • A memory is forgotten instantly
  • When an older memory interferes with a newer memory
  • When a newer memory interferes with an older memory
  • A memory goes straight into the Long term memory
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2. What is a weakness of the studies that look at interference?

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

3. What did Sperling (1960) suggest about decay?

  • There is evidence to suggest that information is lost through decay from the sensory memory
  • Decay isn't a big problem
  • There isn't any evidence to suggest that decay takes place
  • Decay doesn't exist

4. What does interference mean?

  • A piece of information is not remembered
  • Two pieces of information conflict with each other resulting in the forgetting of one thing
  • Two pieces of information work together to cause forgetting
  • Three pieces of information conflict with each other

5. What study demonstrates trace decay happening?

  • West & West
  • Brown & Brown
  • Peterson & Peterson.
  • Sandra & Sandra


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