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Increasing Confidence in Remote Autobiographical Memory and General Knowledge: Extensions of the Revelation Effect


Daniel M. Bernstein


Kwantlen Polytechnic University; University of Washington

Elizabeth F. Loftus


University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior; University of California, Irvine School of Law

Bruce W. A. Whittlesea


Simon Fraser University (SFU)

2002

Memory & Cognition, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 432-438, 2002
UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-37

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In recognition tests, items presented in unusual ways (e.g., degraded, revealed in stages, or presented as anagrams) are often judged to be old more than are intact items. This revelation effect has been observed only in episodic judgments about the occurrence or frequency of relatively recent events. The present work extends the boundary conditions of this effect. In three experiments, subjects unscrambled anagrams in the context of answering questions about their childhood (e.g., broke a dwniwo playing ball) or while answering questions pertaining to world knowledge (e.g., fastest animal–elpraod). In each case, a revelation effect was observed: Solving an anagram increased confidence in remote autobiographical memories and in memory for world facts. These results contradict claims that the effect is an episodic memory phenomenon and challenge existing explanations of the revelation effect.

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Date posted: August 8, 2011 ; Last revised: June 2, 2012

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Bernstein, Daniel M. and Loftus, Elizabeth F. and whittlesea, Bruce W. A., Increasing Confidence in Remote Autobiographical Memory and General Knowledge: Extensions of the Revelation Effect (2002). Memory & Cognition, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 432-438, 2002; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-37. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1906472 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1906472

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Daniel M. Bernstein (Contact Author)
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Elizabeth F. Loftus
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University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Bruce W. A. Whittlesea
Simon Fraser University (SFU)
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