ERIC Number: EJ647695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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The Role of Intentional Forgetting in Reducing Children's Retroactive Interference.
Howe, Mark L.
Developmental Psychology, v38 n1 p3-14 Jan 2002
Examined effects of interfering information and instructions to forget on preschoolers' and kindergartners' story retention. Found that retroactive interference affected preschoolers' storage- and retrieval-based forgetting rates and kindergartners' storage-based forgetting rates. Intentional forgetting reduced retroactive interference primarily by attenuating storage-based forgetting. Effects of forgetting instructions varied by age. All children recalled the to-be-forgotten story and the to-be-remembered story equally well. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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