Limitations of the Multi-store Model of memory.

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Limitation of the MSM - To much emphasis on encoding in STM
(I) Emphasis on acoustic encoding in STM (C) Assumes that all information must be encoded by the way it sounds to be stored in STM (E) Likely for items with names. Doesn't explain how we remember things that havn't been acoustically encoded, (faces)
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limitation of the MSM- some information is easier to remember than other.
(I)doesn't explain how info is stored in LTM easier than other info. (C) assumes all info entering the STM & LTM is treated the same useing rehearsal (E)unlike real life refardless of rehearsal. ( Lyrics/ exam info) (Developed 1)
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Limitation of the MSM- Ignores the role of emotion.
(I)Ignores the role of emotions in memory. (C) assumes that all info entering both stores is treated in the same way.(E) unlike real life EWT shows that anxiety can affect the ablility to remember. (Developed 2)
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(1) Evidence provided by Brown &Kulik (1977)- described "flashlight memories" for memories of highly emotional events that can be remmebered with detail without much rehearsal. Example terrorist attacks in America.
(2) Evidence by Yerkes-Dobson who argues that small amount of anxiety can increase the accuracy of how we remember. if anxiety levels continus to increase then the accuracy of memories will decrease.
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(I)doesn't explain how info is stored in LTM easier than other info. (C) assumes all info entering the STM & LTM is treated the same useing rehearsal (E)unlike real life refardless of rehearsal. ( Lyrics/ exam info) (Developed 1)

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limitation of the MSM- some information is easier to remember than other.

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(I)Ignores the role of emotions in memory. (C) assumes that all info entering both stores is treated in the same way.(E) unlike real life EWT shows that anxiety can affect the ablility to remember. (Developed 2)

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(2) Evidence by Yerkes-Dobson who argues that small amount of anxiety can increase the accuracy of how we remember. if anxiety levels continus to increase then the accuracy of memories will decrease.

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