AQA A-level - Paper 1 - Introductory Topics in Psychology

Memory

AQA Specification: 

The multi-store model of memory: sensory register, short-term memory and long-term memory. Features of each store: coding, capacity and duration.
 

Types of long-term memory: episodic, semantic, procedural.
 

The working memory model: central executive, phonological loop, visuo-spatial sketchpad and episodic buffer. Features of the model: coding and capacity.
 

Explanations for forgetting: proactive and retroactive interference and retrieval failure due to absence of cues.
 

Factors affecting the accuracy of eyewitness testimony: misleading information, including leading questions and post-event discussion; anxiety.
 

Improving the accuracy of eyewitness testimony, including the use of the cognitive interview

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TBC 2020

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