Reference : Belief in memories may be relinquished as often for adulthood as for childhood events...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/229931
Belief in memories may be relinquished as often for adulthood as for childhood events, but for different reasons
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 >]
Dec-2018
Memory
Yes
International
[en] Autobiographical memory ; nonbelieved memories ; false memories ; ageing
[en] The age distribution of nonbelieved memories (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 by using instructions that include an NBM related to adulthood. Participants aged from 40 to 80 years were asked to describe an NBM, to explain 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.
Psychology and Neuroscience of Cognition Research Unit (PsyNCog)
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/229931
10.1080/09658211.2018.1554081

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