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2. What does the trace decay theory state?

  • Forgetting is not always a bad thing
  • 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
  • Forgetting is the result of having too much information in the brain

3. What did McGeoch & McDonald's study into interference find?

  • A group that were given synonyms performed worst and suggests that when memories are more similar there is more interference
  • A group given synonyms performed the best
  • Interference didn't affect the participants
  • The participants didn't have any issues with memorising word lists

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

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

5. What is proactive interference?

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


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