Psychology

Which of the following statements best describes proactive interference?

A. Having majored in French history in the 1960's, Ken finds it difficult to grasp new discoveries about Marie Antoinette

B. While learning Italian, Lucy realizes she is losing her ability to speak Spanish.

C. Carter can't concentrate on geometry because he's thinking about asking Gina out on a date

D. Lauren can't recall the name of her new math teacher.

I picked B, because proactive interference happens when previously learned material interferes with new material. Is my thinking correct or wrong?

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asked by Cassie
  1. I agree.

    http://www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition.php?term=Proactive+Interference

  2. Thanks for your help

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    posted by Cassie
  3. You're welcome.

  4. Your definition is right, but the choice is wrong. B is retroactive interference, the second task interfering with the first. A is the answer.

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    posted by PsyDAG
  5. That answer is wrong. Just took the test

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