Remembering & Forgetting. Unit 8 Lesson 2. Objectives. Review elements of memory & information processing. Explain retrieval techniques. Describe theories on forgetting. Warm Up. What are the 3 stages of info processing theory? Input – Central Processing – Output. Warm Up.
Remembering & Forgetting
A farmer in western Kansas put a tin roof on his barn. Then a small tornado blew the roof off, and when the farmer found it 2 counties away it was twisted and mangled beyond repair.
A friend and lawyer advised him that the Ford Motor Co would pay him a good price for the scrap tin, and the farmer decided he would ship the roof up to the company to see how much he could get for it.
He crated it up in a very big wooden box and sent it off to Dearborn, Michigan, marking it plainly with his return address so that the Ford Motor Company would know where to send the check.
12 weeks passed, and the farmer didn’t hear from Ford. Finally, he was just on the verge of writing them to find out what was the matter, when he received an envelope from them. It said, “We don’t know what hit your car mister, but we’ll have it fixed for you by the 15th of next month.”
Tin roof on barn
2 counties away
Friend and lawyer
Ford Motor Co.
Ship the roof
Verge of writing
Hit your car
5th next month
Identify two reasons why we forget information:
Never stored, Poor retrieval, Decay, Interference, Repression, Amnesia