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Memory Interference

Memory Interference

Author: Laura Riness

This lesson will define interference and distinguish retroactive interference from proactive interference in learning. Also examined are the roles of repression, suppression, and consolidation in memory.

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  • Consolidation

    The process of forming permanent, long-term memories.

  • Interference

    When new and old memories compete with each other and make it difficult to remember.

  • Suppression

    Consciously attempting to forget a memory.

  • Repression

    Unconsciously forgetting a usually unpleasant memory.