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Which person experienced which of these: encoding failure, storage decay, and retrieval failure? Explain

your answers, and identify where in the memory model each takes place. 


a. Gowri couldn't remember what her history professor said, because right after the professor spoke, Gowri turned her attention to a text message she received.


b. Jing was taking his Spanish test when he couldn't remember a word he had been repeatedly studying for the last week. He had successfully recalled it yesterday when he was testing himself. While taking the test, he knew it started with a "p," but he just couldn't remember it.


c. Destiny, many years ago, used to have a clear memory of her third grade teacher, but now she can't remember at all what he looked like. Even when shown a photo of him, Destiny does not recognize him. 

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