Recent Advances in False Memory Research
South African Journal of Psychology, 2013, Forthcoming
11 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2013
Date Written: August 15, 2013
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.
Keywords: false memory, methodology, trauma
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