Recent Advances in False Memory Research

South African Journal of Psychology, 2013, Forthcoming

UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-133

11 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2013

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Cara Laney

Reed College, Psychology

Elizabeth F. Loftus

University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychological Science; University of California, Irvine School of Law

Date Written: August 15, 2013

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.

Keywords: false memory, methodology, trauma

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2310679

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