DECAY THEORY

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The theory that states unless we keep using something we have remembered it will eventually go away. Also called trace-decay theory.

DECAY THEORY: "Decay theory is the theory we use to forget things."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DECAY THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/decay-theory/ (accessed August 17, 2022).

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