1. 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
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2. What did Sperling (1960) suggest about decay?
- Decay isn't a big problem
- There is evidence to suggest that information is lost through decay from the sensory memory
- Decay doesn't exist
- There isn't any evidence to suggest that decay takes place
3. What does the theory of trace decay suggest?
- Memories are never forgotten
- That all memory leaves a trace on the brain
- Memories are instantly forgotten
- Trace decay only occurs in the elderly
4. 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
5. What did McGeoch & McDonald's study into interference find?
- Interference didn't affect the participants
- The participants didn't have any issues with memorising word lists
- 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