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Recent Advances in False Memory Research


Cara Laney


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

Abstract:     
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.

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Keywords: false memory, methodology, trauma

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Date posted: September 5, 2013  

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Laney, Cara and Loftus, Elizabeth F., Recent Advances in False Memory Research (August 15, 2013). South African Journal of Psychology, 2013, Forthcoming ; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-133. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2310679

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Cara Laney (Contact Author)
Reed College, Psychology ( email )
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
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503/517-7489 (Phone)
Elizabeth F. Loftus
University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior ( email )
4201 Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-7085
United States
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Irvine, CA 92697-1000
United States
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