Re-create the multi store model
Once you have finished write a story entitled ‘The Journey of a
Memory through the Multi Store Model’.
Use this to describe how the model explains memory.
and weaknesses of
the Multi Store Model.
evidence can be
used to support and
challenge the model.
Multi Store Model.
How will I know if I am learning?
By the end of the lesson…
Will be able to identify strengths and
weaknesses of the MSM.
C Will be able to explain how evidence can be
used to support or challenge the MSM.
Will be able to fully evaluate the MSM using
a range of strengths and weaknesses and
Which study did we reenact last lesson?
What was the point of
this study? What did it
Extra Thought: Why is learning about memory
are about to see 20 words on the screen
They will appear one at a time
They will stay on screen for 3 seconds each.
You need to try and remember as many of these
words as you can.
Once the screen goes blank recall the words
This is a free recall test (any order)
SILENT AS YOU SEE THE WORDS AND RECALL
As we go through the results, create a graph. This is
to show how many people remembered each
Which words were recalled the most? Which
were recalled the least?
Look at the position of the words. Is there a link
between the position in the list and likelihood of
What could this suggest about memory?
Showed participants a list of 20 words, presented one at a time
and then asked them to recall.
This is called the serial position effect...
asking people to
remember a list of words which
is greater than the capacity of
short term memory they have a
tendency to remember words
from the beginning and end of
It is comprised of the primacy effect...
tendency for people to
remember the first 5 or so words
from the beginning of the list.
And the recency effect...
tendency for people to
remember the last 5 or so
words from the end of the list.
does this support the
pairs discuss the
findings of this research
and how you would use
them to support the Multi
Store Model of Memory...
does this support the
The primacy effect occurs because the first words are
best rehearsed and transferred to LTM.
The recency effect occurs because these are the last
words to be presented. Therefore they are fresh and in
STM at the start of recall.
Therefore this supports the STM Store and the importance
5) How this supports the MSM
Look at the research studies we
looked at for the experiments
Which of these could we use as
research support for the Multi
Store Model? Why?
How does the
case study of
Read the article on
HM and consider the
Who was HM?
What happened to
How was his memory
Does this support or
challenge the MSM
• Brain damage caused by an
operation to remove
hippocampus to reduce
• Could no longer form long term
memories, but could remember
things from before surgery.
• His STM was fine and he could
remember things for the
duration of STM. However he
could not transfer these
memories to LTM.
This supports the MSM as it implies that STM and LTM are
completely separate. So the study of brain damaged
patients can help us to support MSM!
Sort the cards into two categories:
Strengths and Weaknesses and summarise
them in your notes!
we have learned so
far on the MSM can
be used for A01,
and which can be
used for A02?
Have we covered both A01 &
A02? If so what might the next
memory other than
A01= 6 Marks, A02 = 6 Marks
Describe and evaluate one
theory/model of memory other
Levels of Processing.
A01= 6 Marks
A02 = 6 Marks
Describe = Describe your
So this is your A01!
‘Evaluate’ = Use your
critical thinking skills. What
What evidence is there
for? This is your A02!
In the exam a 12 mark question will be split into A01 and A02
6 marks = A01
6 marks = A02
So you need to make 6 relevant and accurate A01 points and
6 accurate A02 points for full marks.
However you can also gain extra marks through effective
elaboration! So you can write less points if you elaborate fully!
You also get judged on the quality of your writing, punctuation and
Support it with
Link it back to
your point or
The Multi Store Model
describes memory as….
Peterson and Peterson
tested this using…
They found…. this
This supports the Multi Store
Model of memory
Complete a PEEL
for one point using
one piece of
research we have
studied on MSM.
In pairs you are going to create a paper chain of your essay.
Take each strip of paper. Write a point , study or piece of
information you are going to include in your essay on each
strip. Connect them together in the order you will write about
them in your essay answer.
Make sure the strips all link together in the appropriate place.
They must form a logical, flowing essay structure!