Time to rewrite your autobiography?
Wade, Kimberley A. and Laney, Cara. (2008) Time to rewrite your autobiography? Psychologist, Vol.21 (No.7). pp. 588-592. ISSN 0952-8229Full text not available from this repository.
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Oscar Wilde described memory as I the diary that we all carry about'. Autobiographical memory defines us - it is the foundation on which we build our identity, so we Like to believe that our memories are accurate, comprehensive and robust. But over the previous decade, psychologists have shown that autobiographical memory can be inexact, sketchy and frail. Various suggestive techniques can encourage people to generate memories of whole events that never happened. These illusory memories are often held with great confidence, emotion, clarity and vividness - but they are not real. In this article, we discuss research showing that suggestion can create false memories and change our autobiography.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Psychologist|
|Publisher:||The British Psychological Society|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 588-592|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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