Reference : Nonbelieved memories may occur as frequently for adulthood as for childhood events
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Poster
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/227771
Nonbelieved memories may occur as frequently for adulthood as for childhood events
English
Vanootighem, Valentine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie > Psychologie cognitive >]
Moyse, Evelyne mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Dpt. de gestion vétérinaire des Ressources Animales (DRA) > Biostatistiques et bioinformatique appliquées aux sc. vétér. >]
Brédart, Serge mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie > Psychologie cognitive >]
30-Aug-2018
Yes
National
British Psychological Society, Cognitive Section Conference 2018
du 29 au 31 août 2018
Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool
Royaume-Uni
[en] Nonbelieved memories ; Autobiographical memory
[en] The phenomenon through which an autobiographical memory is no longer believed to be a representation of an event that really happened, despite a vivid recollection of the event, has been termed a nonbelieved memory (NBM). The age distribution of NBMs reported by young and older adults typically reflects a large proportion of events dated to childhood. The present study aimed to further investigate the age of origin of NBMs through the use of instructions that include an NBM related to adulthood. Participants aged from 40 to 80 years were asked to describe an NBM, why they had stopped believing their memory and to rate its phenomenal characteristics. Participants also described and rated an age-matched believed memory (BM). The results revealed a similar proportion of nonbelieved events experienced in childhood and adulthood, thus calling into question the hypothesis that NBMs are mainly related to childhood events. We also found that NBMs might emerge for different reasons depending on the time of events. Additional analyses indicated that, overall, the influence of temporal distance on the ratings of phenomenal characteristics was similar for BMs and NBMs.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/227771

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