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ERIC Number: EJ775364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-066X
Make-Believe Memories
Loftus, Elizabeth F.
American Psychologist, v58 n11 p867-873 Nov 2003
Research on memory distortion has shown that postevent suggestion can contaminate what a person remembers. Moreover, suggestion can lead to false memories being injected outright into the minds of people. These findings have implications for police investigation, clinical practice, and other settings in which memory reports are solicited.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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