Psyc 1101-D HW 2 - Ashish Vedi GT ID = 902650796 HOMEWORK...

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Ashish Vedi GT ID = 902650796 HOMEWORK 2: MEMORY AND MENTAL REPRESENTATION 1. Define both proactive and retroactive interference. Provide an example of each. (4 points) Proactive Interference is when prior information inhibits the ability to remember new information. For example, I have to make a GT account password every 4 months, after changing to the new password; I will have problems remembering the new password because I keep on recalling the old one. Retroactive Interference is when new information inhibits the ability to remember old information. For example, again with the GT account example, once I have the new password memorized, I will forget the old one and therefore have problems remembering the old password. 2. In relation to memory, what is blocking? Provide an example from your own life in which you have experienced blocking. (2 points) Blocking is the temporary inability to remember something that is known. When I’m buying something online, I often can’t recall my street address even though I know it. 3. Distinguish between retrograde and anterograde amnesia. (2 points)
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Tomhutcheon during the Spring '10 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Psyc 1101-D HW 2 - Ashish Vedi GT ID = 902650796 HOMEWORK...

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