Recent Advances in False Memory Research
Reed College, Psychology
Elizabeth F. Loftus
University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior; University of California, Irvine School of Law
August 15, 2013
South African Journal of Psychology, 2013, Forthcoming
UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-133
In the last few years, substantial gains have been made in our understanding of human memory errors and the phenomenon of false memory, wherein individuals remember entire events that did not happen at all. Research had established that false memories can be consequential and emotional, that they can last for long periods of time, and that they are not merely the product of demand characteristics or the recovery of extant but hidden memories. These recent advances are discussed as extensions of earlier foundational research.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: false memory, methodology, trauma
Date posted: September 5, 2013
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