was cue dependent forgetting?
What experiments did you conduct?
Did you test for context or state
dependent recall? How?
What were your findings?
Do they support or challenge the theory of
Cue Dependent Forgetting?
What can you conclude overall?
Decay Theory of
for Trace Decay
Theory of Forgetting.
Decay Theory of
How will I know if I am learning?
By the end of the lesson…
Will be able to describe what is Trace Decay.
C Will be able to explain evidence for Trace Decay.
A Will be able to evaluate Trace Decay in terms of
strengths and weaknesses.
will see a trigram for 3 seconds.
After each display, there is a delay (starting at 5
seconds and increasing by 5 seconds for each
card in sequence.)
During each delay, you will need see the word
‘Count’ appear on the screen. At this point you
must count backwards from 50.
After you have counted backwards, you must
recall the trigram.
What were the results?
What does this
Over to you…
Use the Library to answer the questions
given to you and gain a detailed
understanding of the Trace Decay Theory
You have only half an hour!
Be prepared to share your answers and
Each pair will date each other for 2 minutes.
In that time you must each exchange one
piece of information on trace decay theory.
E.g. Pair A gives pair B something to add to
their information that they are missing.
Pair B gives Pair A something to add to their
information that they are missing.
It must be fully explained in the time! You
may ask questions in order to gain a piece
of information you need to complete your
When the bell
rings.. You must
move to the next
pair in a
One person to take over the board. As a class you must collate all
your information onto the whiteboard.
You must address each of the following:
1) A01 – Knowledge and Understanding (In Detail!)
2) A02 – Strengths and weaknesses of the theory.
3) A02 – Supporting studies/evidence.
4) Comparison with Cue Dependent Theory of Forgetting.
a) Describe one theory of forgetting you have
studied within cognitive psychology other than
the cue dependent theory.
b) Outline one strength and one weakness of the
theory you described in (a).
Now assess each other’s
using the mark scheme.
Award a mark and give