SELECTIVE RETENTION

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Variance between people in the ability to recall specific incidents pertaining to the vividness, accuracy and reliability, amount, and particular details of a memory. This selectivity is generally contingent on such variables as interest, expertise, inspiration, and psychological arousal.

SELECTIVE RETENTION: "Selective retention can vary from person to person."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SELECTIVE RETENTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/selective-retention/ (accessed June 27, 2022).

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