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Proactive and Retroactive Interference

AS, A Level
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB

Last updated 23 Apr 2017

Interference is an explanation for forgetting in long term memory.

The basic theory states that interference occurs when information that is similar in format gets in the way of the information that someone is trying to recall.

There are two types of interference; retroactive and proactive.


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