Its whats in your head
The Decay theory suggest that we forget something because the memory of it fades with time.(Morris & Maisto 2016) This theory would suggest that if we do not attempt to recall an event, the greater the time since the event the more likely we would be to forget the event. Thus, this theory suggests that memories are not permanent.
- Develop motivation.
- Practice memory skills.
- Be confident in your ability to remember.
- Minimize distractions.
- Stay focused.
- Make connections between new material and other information already stored in you long-term-memory.
- Use mental imagery.
- Use retrieval cues.
- Rely on more than memory alone.
- Be aware that your own personal schemata may distort your recall of events.