Accuracy and Distortion in Memory for High School Grades

@article{Bahrick1996AccuracyAD,
  title={Accuracy and Distortion in Memory for High School Grades},
  author={Harry P. Bahrick and Lynda K. Hall and Stephanie A. Berger},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={1996},
  volume={7},
  pages={265 - 271}
}
The relation between accuracy and distortion of autobiographical memory content was examined by verifying 3,220 high school grades recalled by 99 college students Accuracy of recall declined monotonically with letter grade, from 89% for grades of A to 29% for grades of D The positive correlation between achievement and accuracy of recall is attributed to more frequent rehearsals of affectively positive content and to greater accuracy of reconstructive inferences based on homogeneous, generic… Expand

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