Models of Memory

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Multistore Model

Working Memory Model

HL Extension: The impact of digital technology on memory

Assessment Questions

In the 2019 exam, the IB cannot name either of the two models of memory meaning only the following questions are permissible.

SAQ: Describe/outline/explain one model of memory with reference to one research study. (My suggestion is to use MSM and Glanzer and Cunitz.


  • Contrast two models of memory. (22)
  • Discuss one or models of memory. (22)
  • Evaluate one of more models of memory. (22)

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