Explanations for forgetting

Explanations for forgetting

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  • Explanations for forgetting
  • Proactive Interference is when old information replaces new information. For example forgetting your new phone number but remembering your old one. 
  • Retroactive Interference is when new information replaces old information. For example forgetting your old address but remembering your new one
  • Proactive Interference 
  • This is my ex-girlfriend Daisy. We aren't together anymore.
  • This is my new girlfriend Rosie, but sometimes I accidentally call her Daisy due to proactive interference.
  • Retroactive Inteference
  • My old car was a manual car and I was really good at driving it.
  • My new car is an automatic and sometimes when i drive a manual car again I have forgotten how to do it. This is due to retroactive interference.
  • Retrieval failure due to absence of cues
  • Retrieval failure due to absence of cues is when your brain is unable to recall certain information without certain cues which triggers the brain into remembering it.
  • An example of this was the group of divers who were put into 2 different settings, one on land and one in water and were asked to remember a list of words. When put together as one group again and put into the water, which only group 1 had remembered then the retrieval of information from group 2 was poor, compared to group 1 who had the same setting as their retrieval cue, meaning that they were able to remember more of the words.
  • Retrieval failure due to absence of cues
  • My son has a test coming up but is struggling to remember the information so I'm going to give him some orange juice whilst he recalls the information and then give him some tomorrow when he has his test so it is a retrieval cue for him
  • Retrieval failure due to absence of cues
  • I cant remember any of the information for my test! Ill have a drink of my orange juice to see if that helps.
  • OMG! I can remember some information now. The orange juice was my retrieval cue.
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