When intended remembering leads to unintended forgetting

  title={When intended remembering leads to unintended forgetting},
  author={Benjamin C Storm and Elizabeth Ligon Bjork and Robert A. Bjork},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  pages={909 - 915}
As a means of clarifying the memory dynamics that underlie retrieval-induced forgetting, we explored how instructing participants either to remember or to forget a previously presented list of items influences the susceptibility of those items to inhibition. According to the inhibitory account of retrieval-induced forgetting, it is the items that interfere most with retrieval practice that should be the most susceptible to the effects of inhibition. Consistent with this prediction, items from… 

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