Even More Theories of Forgetting

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Even More Theories of Forgetting Interference: Tendency for new memories to impair retrieval of older memories, and vice versa Retroactive Interference: Tendency for new memories to interfere with retrieval of old memories Proactive Interference: Old memories inhibit (interfere with) recall of new memories Transfer of Training Positive Transfer: When mastery of one task aids mastery of a second task Negative Transfer: When mastery of one task conflicts with mastery of a second task More on Forgetting Repression: Unconsciously pushing painful, embarrassing, or threatening memories
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Unformatted text preview: out of awareness/consciousness Motivated forgetting, according to some theories Suppression: Consciously putting something painful or threatening out of mind or trying to keep it from entering awareness Flashbulb Memories Memories created during times of personal tragedy, accident, or other emotionally significant events Where were you when you heard that terrorists attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001? Includes both positive and negative events Great confidence is placed in them even though they may be inaccurate...
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