interference theory


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interference theory

[‚in·tər′fir·əns ‚thē·ə·rē]
(psychology)
The concept that forgetting occurs when one memory replaces or becomes confused with another memory.
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In this paper, on the basis of the theory of the formation pressure prediction, the drilling complex and accidents were analyzed by the generalized stress--strength interference theory [2], and the risk probability and its vulnerable sections were determined.
According to the generalized stress-strength interference theory, the drilling risk modes are as follows:
On the basis of the analysis of the drilling risk mode, the formation pressure and the drilling fluid density, by the generalized stress-strength interference theory, the drilling risks probability calculation formula are as shown in Table 3.
1] The interference theory refers to competition between early and later memories, with the later learning obscured by earlier learning.
Although researchers found that sleep after learning positively influenced memory the interference theory was disputed.
Interference theory holds that memory losses are due to the learning of information which is similar in structure or meaning to test information, rather than the learning of unrelated information or the mere passage of time (Klatzky, 1980).
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