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what is the aim?
to test the multi store memory model
what was the method
Murdock gave participants a list of words to remember one at a time for 2 seconds per word.He then asked for the words to be recalled in any order.
what were the results?
He found that the words at the end were recalled first (recency effect)and the words at the start were recalled quite well (primary effect). The words in the middle were not recalled very well.
what was the conclusion?
This study supported this theory because the first words were remembered as they had been passed into the LTM and the last words were in the STM.
why did it lack ecological validity
We dont often learn lists of words in life.Due to this the study is not relevant to real life
what would happen if someone didn't understand the text
You can argue that we need to understand information to be able to say it in real life.
what supports his theory of seperate memory stores
Memory loss victims that have lost their STM but have kept their LTM support this theory of separate memory stores.
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