Proactive Interference: Definition & Examples

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Proactive interference is due to what?

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1. Proactive interference is _______ than retroactive interference.

2. Proactive interference is defined as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on the peculiarities of our own memory, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of proactive interference. Make certain that you know the cause of proactive interference and understand how it compares to retroactive interference.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Cause of proactive interference
  • A comparison between proactive interference and retroactive interference
  • Definition of proactive interference
  • The curve that Ebbinghaus discovered
  • What is more easily remembered

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what is more easily remembered and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related proactive interference lesson
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as proactive and retroactive interference

Additional Learning

To learn more about why it's so hard to remember everything, review the corresponding lesson named Proactive Interference: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what proactive interference is
  • Identify the relationship between the first and last segments of information
  • Describe how Ebbinghaus' discovery sheds light on our memory
  • Explain the difference between the primacy and the recency effect
  • Appreciate how the recency effect relates to proactive interference
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