Effects of Interference in Memory Recall of Students
Rhodelyn B. Javier
Department of Psychology
Ateneo de Naga University
December 8, 2011
EFFECTS OF INTERFERENCE IN MEMORY RECALL OF STUDENTS 2
Memory recalls of students were examined whether it will be greatly affected by interferences presented. Based on previous studies, younger students can remember more than the older ones. However, the results suggested that the performance of the students were not affected by the interferences or visual distractions.
EFFECTS OF INTERFERENCE IN MEMORY RECALL OF STUDENTS 3
According to Merriam Webster, memory as “the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms”. This is also the “store of things learned and retained from an organism's activity or experience as evidenced by modification of structure or behavior or by recall and recognition.” And recall is to bring back to mind or to remind. On the other hand, interference is an obstruction or something that produces confusion. In an everyday life of students, memory, recall and interference play an important role in studying and also in other aspects of daily life events.
Fernandes and Grady (2008), mentioned that in today’s world a person is in a situation where there is an attempt to remember things other than what is the on-going activity. An example, while a person is driving and talking to a passenger, a person tried to remember the directions to the friend’s house (Fernandes and Grady, 2008). Fernandes and Grady (2008), cited that it is reasonable to look forward to the degree of memory interference that is experienced will depend on several factors including but not restricted to (1) the type of distraction, (2) the kind of memory task, and the (3) the characteristics of the person doing the remembering.
Age is supposed to be related with recall deficit... [continues]
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