Your Ancients

C. J. Brainerd and V. F. Reyna

in The Science of False Memory

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780195154054
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199868384 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Psychology Series

 Your Ancients

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This chapter describes the historical roots of false-memory research. Although the systematic study of false memory in normal subjects is a comparatively recent phenomenon, the history of psychology presents a few examples of connected programs of research on this topic. The three most comprehensive examples are discussed: Alfred Binet's career-long interest in the suggestive forms of questioning that are commonplace in the legal arena, Jean Piaget's studies of constructive memory in children, and F. C. Bartlett's studies of repeated recall of narrative text by adults.

Keywords: false memory; Alfred Binet; Jean Piaget; F. C. Bartlett; repeated recall; suggestive questioning; constructive memory

Chapter.  9157 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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