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Brain damage may occur through a concussion and a blow to the head with the result being a form of memory loss known as amnesia. The person may then not be able to recall the events that up to the blow or events after it and two forms of amnesia are used to describe...read more
Context-dependent explanations for forgetting are based on the idea that we are trying to recall memories outside the context in which the information was initially learned. For example if students learn information in a classroom, the context-dependent explanation...read more
The interference explanation for forgetting has two models which are proactive interference and retroactive interference. Proactive interference Proactive interference is when an old memory interferes with something a person is trying to remember now. Retroactive...read more
Bartlett proposed the reconstructive explanation of memory and suggested memory was not simply a recording device but instead memories were “reconstructed” and interpreted to fit in with the hopes, fears, emotions and previous experiences of individuals. He believed...read more
Furgus Craik and Robert Lockhart (1972) proposed the levels of processing explanation of memory. This model suggests that the deeper you think about something, the more likely you are to remember it. This “thinking” does not have to be conscious but merely through...read more