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Children (but Not Adults) Can Inhibit False Memories
  • M. L. Howe
  • Psychology
    Psychological science
  • 1 December 2005
TLDR
It appears that although adults' false memories are generated automatically and do not become part of their conscious experience, children'sfalse memories are produced with greater effort and conscious processing, and as a result are easier to suppress at output.
Developmentally invariant dissociations in children's true and false memories: not all relatedness is created equal.
TLDR
The role of categorical versus associative relations in 5-, 7-, and 11-year-old children's true and false memories was examined and categorized lists of pictures or words with or without category labels as primes revealed a new, developmentally invariant dissociation.
Children's Emotional False Memories
  • M. L. Howe
  • Psychology
    Psychological science
  • 1 October 2007
TLDR
Although children may be able to censor negative emotional information at recall, such information promotes relational processing in children's memory, making true and false emotional information less discriminable overall.
The emergence and early development of autobiographical memory.
TLDR
The authors provide a new framework that integrates autobiographical memory with other early achievements (e.g., gesturing, language, concept formation) in a theory that arises as a natural consequence of developments in related domains including in the "software" that drives general memory functioning.
Misleading Children's Story Recall: Forgetting and Reminiscence of the Facts.
Reasons for the transient nature of misinformation effects in children's long-term recollection are discussed. Two of the key issues are initial encoding confounds and analytical insensitivity. A
The Adaptive Nature of Memory and Its Illusions
In this article I discuss how false memories do not always have to be associated with negative outcomes. Indeed, under some circumstances, memory illusions, like other illusions more generally, can
Mood-congruent true and false memory: Effects of depression
TLDR
Results showed that participants with major depressive disorder falsely recognised significantly more depression-relevant words than non-depressed controls, and it is shown that there are clear mood congruence effects for depression on false memory performance.
Valence and the development of immediate and long-term false memory illusions
TLDR
Across five experiments, the role of valence in children's and adults’ true and false memories was examined and it was shown that although true recognition decreased over the 1-week interval,false recognition of neutral items remained unchanged whereas false recognition of negative-emotional items increased.
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