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Unformatted text preview: Proactive interference : when old learning interferes with new learning These produce primacy and recency effects Primacy : ability to recall the first information you learned, results from proactive interference Recency : ability to recall the newest information, results from retroactive interference Primacy effects are very important in social situations Strategy for solving interference problems Redintegrative memory: when we try to piece together a memory This is the primary memory behind courtroom decisions Problems: 1. difficult to study 2. we see what we have learned to see Just talking about the memory changes it Ex) cars hitting vs. cars smashing Semantic memory We are more likely to remember things if we can organize them into similar categories Average person in America has a vocabulary 8-10,000 words long...
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- Fall '06