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The idea that forgetting occurs over time if material in memory is not used is called
a. the recency principle.
b. the “write-over” hypothesis.
c. disintegration theory.
d. decay theory.
a
Alexander, age 30, lost consciousness during a car accident. His doctor said that he suffers from retrograde amnesia. Alexander has a memory loss for events that occurred
a. shortly before his accident.
Correct: The process of consolidation is interrupted by loss of consciousness through a blow to the head or seizure activity. When this occurs, memory for events just prior to the seizure or blow to the head is often lost due to the disruption of consolidation.
b. in childhood.
c. for his first 30 years of life.
d. since his accident.
c
Correct: The process of consolidation is interrupted by loss of consciousness through a blow to the head or seizure activity. When this occurs, memory for events just prior to the seizure or blow to the head is often lost due to the disruption of consolidation.
A loss of consciousness from a grand mal seizure, a blow to the head, or a car accident is likely to lead to
a. retrieval failure.
b. encoding failure.
c. consolidation failure.
d. prospective forgetting.
b
Correct: Passively reading material may result in it not entering long-term memory, which would be considered an encoding failure.
Passively reading your textbook rather than actively reciting material is apt to lead to many
a. consolidated failures.
b. encoding failures.
c. motivated failures.
d. retrieval failures.
b
Correct: When information is not actually entered into memory, or is done so inaccurately, this is considered an encoding failure.
The fact that few people can accurately describe a penny even though they have handled thousands of them is an example of a(n)
a. consolidation failure.
b. encoding failure.
c. motivated forgetting.
d. retrieval failure.
b
Correct: When information is not actually entered into memory, or is done in an inaccurate manner, this is considered an encoding failure.