Psychology -> Memory: the semantic network theory
The semantic network theory
The semantic network theory describes how information is likely to be stored in LTM. It proposes that:
• Information is likely to be stored in terms of concepts or categories which are linked together in terms of their meaning.
• The links between these concepts are organised into a hierarchy where the links vary in length; and
• The length of the links is related to the strength of the association between the concepts; the shorter the link between concepts, the stronger the association.