Forgetting in Long & Short-Term Memory


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Which of the following is least likely to occur in long-term memory?

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1. Displacement theory is based on what assumption about short-term memory?

2. What is the key factor in trace decay theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quickly use the quiz and worksheet to determine how much knowledge you possess about short-term and long-term memory. The displacement theory and how these types of memories operate are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Explore these materials to effectively check your knowledge of:

  • The key factor in trace decay theory
  • What the displacement theory is based on
  • Process that would occur in long-term memory
  • What the interference theory claims
  • A theory that claims that some memories can't be retrieved without external cues

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different memory theories
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the process that occurs in long-term memory
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on short and long-term memory and forgetting

Additional Learning

Go through the lesson titled Forgetting in Long & Short-Term Memory to acquire more knowledge at your own pace. You'll get to cover these tasks:

  • Determine why forgetting can be useful
  • Compare and contrast the different types of memory
  • Examine components of the lack of consolidation theory