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Memory

4. Retrieval Failure and Interference

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Lecture

In this module, we think about different explanations for forgetting. First, we consider explanations based on the failure to retrieve information from memory, such as Tulvig’s Encoding Specificity Principle. Then, we take a closer look at the role of interference in forgetting and how research on this topic has evolved over time. In particular, we consider the effects of retro-active interference on memory formation and consolidation.

Course

In this course, Dr Davide Bruno (Liverpool John Moores University) explores the cognitive psychology of memory and forgetting. Modules one and two begin by introducing the two main ways in which memory has been conceptualised by cognitive psychologists: the multi-store memory model, developed by Atkinson and Shiffrin in 1968, and the working memory model, developed by Baddeley and Hitch in 1974. We then move on in module three to looking at different types of long-term memory, including episodic, semantic and procedural memory. In module four, we think about the cognitive processes involved in forgetting, focusing in particular on retrieval failure and interference. The fifth module concludes the course with an overview of amnesia, a clinical condition associated with significant memory loss.

Lecturer

Davide Bruno was born in Italy and graduated in Psychology from the University of Parma, then obtained a PhD from Keele University (2007). After positions at the University of Southampton, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the Nathan Kline Institute, New York University, and Liverpool Hope University, he joined Liverpool John Moores University as a Senior Lecturer. His interests are, broadly, memory, ageing and dementia.

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Bruno, D. (2019, September 27). Memory - Retrieval Failure and Interference [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/memory/retrieval-failure-and-interference

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Bruno, Davide. "Memory – Retrieval Failure and Interference." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 27 Sep 2019, https://www.massolit.io/courses/memory/retrieval-failure-and-interference

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