Forgetting and Remembering al Affiliation Forgetting and Remembering Forgetting is the process through which a person fails to retrieve the stored information from the long-term memory (Feeser &. Chan, 2006). This is a gradual or spontaneous process in which people are unable to recall old memories from their memory storage. Forgetting may take place due to unfavorable conditions, such as ailment or stress. Remembering refers to the process of retrieving the memories stored in the long-term memory (Feeser &. Chan, 2006). A person can remember the acquired and stored information after a long time depending on the conditions that were available during the process of encoding. Forgetting and remembering of information can develop and influence memories of adult human beings.
Research shows that forgetting can result into the development of false memories among adult human beings. This happens when a person forgets what took place in the past, especially after numerous years. For example, a person may experience trauma, such as rape, in his or her childhood and forget the perpetrator after many years have elapsed. Therefore, people may accuse others wrongly of because of false memory, which occurs as a result of forgetting the real culprits (Feeser &. Chan, 2006). On the other hand, remembering develops and influences memory in a positive way. Research shows that retrieval of the information that has been in the long-term memory for many years strengths memory. Therefore, it is necessary for a person to exercise remembering information in the long-term memory to reduce the chances of forgetting some information (Feeser &. Chan, 2006).
Various conditions such as ailments, stress, old age, and accident may interfere with the development of memories. Forgetting may result in the development of false memories among adult human beings. The development of false memories results into wrong accusations because a person fails to remember the real culprit. Therefore, false memories may lead to wrong conviction (Feeser &. Chan, 2006).
Feeser, A., &. Chan, G. (2006). .Waikīkī a history of forgetting &. remembering. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.