(also retroactive inhibition)
noun[mass noun] Psychology
The tendency of later learning to hinder the memory of previously learned material.
- Allan Baddeley demonstrated an interesting example of retroactive interference in everyday life events.
- It has been demonstrated that misleading statements from an interviewer can impair children's ability to remember event details in a process know as retroactive interference.
- Retroactive interference occurs when previously learned information is lost because it is mixed up with new and somewhat similar information.
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