PROSPECTIVE MEMORY

The memory that describes awareness and memory to do some act in the future, such as get gas before the trip. Prospective memory looks forward; retrospective memory looks back.

PROSPECTIVE MEMORY: "Remembering to turn on the oven so it can preheat is an example of prospective memory."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PROSPECTIVE MEMORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prospective-memory/ (accessed September 27, 2020).
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