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Am Psychol. 2003 Nov;58(11):867-73.

Make-believe memories.

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  • 1Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 92697-7085, USA. eloftus@uci.edu

Abstract

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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14609374
DOI:
10.1037/0003-066X.58.11.867
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