Interference Theory

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

  • There is evidence to suggest that information is lost through decay from the sensory memory
  • There isn't any evidence to suggest that decay takes place
  • Decay doesn't exist
  • Decay isn't a big problem
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2. What happens after 30 seconds if information is not rehearsed in the short term memory?

  • It goes back to the sensory memory
  • It decays and is forgotten
  • It stays in the STM
  • It fades away

3. 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

4. What is retroactive interference?

  • A memory is instantly forgotten
  • A memory goes straight to the short term memory
  • When a newer memory interferes with an older memory
  • When an older memory interferes with a newer memory

5. What does interference mean?

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

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