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False Memory - Psychology Definition of the Week

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideMay 21, 2010

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Definition:A false memory is a fabricated or distorted recollection of an event that did not actually happen. People often think of memory as something like a video recorder, accurately documenting and storing everything that happens with perfect accuracy and clarity. In reality, memory is very prone to fallacy. People can feel completely confident that their memory is accurate, but this is no guarantee that it is correct. Learn more about false memory.

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May 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm
(1) Susan :

Thank you for this article. I have two false memories that resulted from shock. Once upon hear the news of my brother?s death. I to this day will swear it was raining, there was thunder and can still feel that memory when bad weather arises. Interestingly it is comforting. It was actually a sunny afternoon. The other was driving to the hospital when my mother died. I clearly remember looking up at the night sky, full of stars as we passed over a mountain. The mountain drive was real; however, it was 3:00 in the afternoon. These memories are as clear as yesterday?s

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