Conway, M. A. and Collins, A. F. and Gathercole, S. E. and Anderson, S. J. (1996) Recollections of true and false autobiographical memories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 125 (1). pp. 69-95. ISSN 0096-3445Full text not available from this repository.
Two diarists recorded true and false events and thoughts over a period of 5 months. In recognition tests taken 7 months later, they discriminated between true and false diary entries and judged their state of memory awareness as recollective experience, feeling of familiarity, or no distinct state of awareness. Correct recognition rates for true events and thoughts were high. Events were associated with recollective experience and thoughts with feelings of familiarity. Incorrect recognition was higher for thoughts than events. False memories were associated with familiarity or no distinct state of awareness. For correct memories of events only, factors influencing encoding (importance, consequentiality, etc.) interacted with state of memory awareness at retrieval. The quality of phenomenal experience, based on the associations between encoding and retrieval, may be critical in leading a remeberer to accept a memory as true.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Experimental Psychology: General|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
|Deposited On:||06 Nov 2008 12:32|
|Last Modified:||24 Jun 2016 01:08|
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