chapter  8
46 Pages

The Interference Theory of Forgetting in Long-Term Memory

It is widely agreed that the large set of evolving propositions and principles known as interference theory is the most comprehensive theoretical system in the fi eld of human learning and memory; the relevant objective analyses would probably show it to be one of the two or three most extensive theoretical efforts within all of experimental psychology. Interference theory was originally directed at the problem of forgetting but it soon became the framework for process theories of human learning as well.