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forgetting

the inability to recall or recognise what has previouslybeen remembered. Forgetting has been explained by a numberof accounts ? trace-dependent forgetting (the memory trace is lost), cue-dependent forgetting (the lack of necessary cues toretrieve the memory), repression (painful memories are unconsciously repressed) or interference. 

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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.