Module 19: Forgetting and Memory Construction

Mr. Plouffe
Korea International School
Module 19: Forgetting and Memory Construction
Name: ___________________________________
Block: ____
As you watch and listen to the lecture fill in the blanks below.
1. When we forget something we do so in one of three areas, they are
a. __________________
b. __________________
c. __________________
2. Before something can become a short term memory we would have had to pay
______________ to it.
3. Our memories are not entirely durable; therefore we will all experience
4. Both the Ebbinghaus curve and the Bahrick curve show us that forgetting is
__________________ rapid, but that it ________________ off.
5. When we know that we know something, and that it is on the tip of our tongue
we are expressing ________________________________.
6. There are two kinds of retrieval failure:
a. Proactive (forward-acting) interference which is when
b. Retroactive (backward-acting) interference which is when
7. Retroactive interference can be reduced by __________________________.
So going to sleep right after you have just understood well, makes perfect
8. But old learning can help with new learning, this is called
9. One of the reasons we forget is because we don’t want to remember, or what is
called _____________________ in Freudian terms.
10. Frequently people construct memory from things that were not there, but that
they imagined were there, this is called _________________.
11. When a person confuses one element of a story with another totally foreign to
it, that person is engaging in ______________________.
12. Children are not always great witnesses because they inevitably create
memories which may feel real to them, but are actually a