Understanding Memory: Recognition, Recall & Interference


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A child learns the name for a new animal. Two days later, they see the animal and call it by its name. Which of the following is the best term to describe this?

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1. You are thinking about a fun night out with a friend a few weeks ago. Which type of process are you using to remember the events?

2. You've started going to a new grocery store, and when you go back to the old store you used to visit to pick up some milk, you experience interference in your memory. Which of the following is the best example of interference?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of processes used to recollect events. A question will also gauge whether you can identify an example of recognition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Memory process examples
  • Interference in memory
  • Recognition
  • Whether recall or recognition requires more in-depth processing

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related memory process lesson
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve memory process-related practice problems
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about interference

Additional Learning

To learn more about memory, review the accompanying lesson titled Understanding Memory: Recognition, Recall & Interference. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review what recognition is and why it is important
  • Learn about recall and why this memory process is a more complicated process
  • Identify what interference is and what could potentially cause it