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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